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Ammonia gas leak in Uttar Pradesh; 6 workers critically injured

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

At least a dozen workers were critically injured in a factory when gas leaked out from the Uttar Pradesh unit’s refrigeration plant on Tuesday.

Six of those affected fell unconscious. The affected workers — from the Sahibabad-based meat processing unit of Allana Frigorifico Ltd — were rushed to hospital, where doctors said their condition was critical.

Police said the ammonia gas leak from the refrigeration plant of the meat processing unit was first noticed around 12.30 p.m.

The workers started feeling nauseous and at least six of them fell unconscious. The management immediately rushed them to the nearby Vasundhara Hospital, where five patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Some of those affected were discharged after being administered first aid.

Among those undergoing treatment at the ICU were Chandni, 19, Tahir, 18, Kajal, 22, Sultana, 19 and Ram Laxmi, 18, police said.

“Some of the patients have partially recovered but they can still not be said to be out of danger,” said R.S. Kasana, a doctor at Vasundhara Hospital. Ammonia gas has a pungent smell and is corrosive. On being inhaled, it causes nausea and can damage the lungs,” added the doctor.

“We have registered a case against two officials of the company for negligence,” said Rashid Ali, Inspector of Link Road police station.

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Yogi Goverment Accepts Recommendations to Make Hindi and English and, Not Urdu, the Languages of Teaching in Madarsas

The recommendation, made on 15th May, also stated to follow the syllabus and books of NCERT. The suggestions were accepted by the cabinet on 22 May.

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By Ajay Kumar

The Yogi Adityanath Government has ordered all the madarsas across the states to take the classes in Hindi and English medium and not in Urdu. The decision came after the recommendations of the Arbi-Farsi Urdu Madarsa Board.

Madarsas have been at the forefront of criticism over the curriculum of their teachings. They are schools for Islamic instruction which deprives the students of the career-driven subjects like Mathematics, Science, English and Social Science. The government has also ordered to introduce all these subjects in the curriculum.

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The order was one of the promises of CM Yogi Adityanath to make his vision of modern madarsa true. Earlier, he had rejected the demand of shutting down of Madarsas stating that it will not help eradicate the basic problems and he further gave a view of modernized madarsa by including modern subjects. The recommendation, made on 15th May, also stated to follow the syllabus and books of NCERT. The suggestions were accepted by the cabinet on 22 May.

The state’s education department had also launched a large-scale anti-cheating campaign. Further, this move of modernizing madarsas is seen as a big step towards the reform in education section in Uttar Pradesh.

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