It is heard that the teacher made communal remarks and encouraged the students to hit the Muslim student harder. (Photo/Social

Outrage in India after teacher asks students to slap Muslim boy in Uttar Pradesh

  • Rights groups say hate crimes and violence against India’s large Muslim minority have been on the rise since Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014
  • Uttar Pradesh has been governed by the BJP since 2017 when it appointed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a saffron-robed Hindu monk seen as a potential successor to Modi
By AFP ·