Student 'bullied for eating salami sandwich'

Parents have removed their children from a Sydney primary school claiming their son was bullied by Muslim students for eating salami during Ramadan.

News Limited reports Andrew Grigoriou said he complained to the school and police after his son Antonios was allegedly assaulted by Muslim students at Punchbowl Public School.

The family claims Antonios, a Year 5 student of Greek-Australian background, was chased and assaulted after a conversation about his school lunch.

The boy was confronted about why he was eating "ham" during Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where followers fast during sunrise and sunset.

Mr Grigoriou told the Daily Telegraph he removed his son and a younger child from the school on Tuesday.

It is alleged Antonios was punched in the eye and kicked in the legs by a Muslim student.

"It has broken my heart to see this happening to my boy," Mr Grigoriou said.