Delhi po­lice de­tain two Kash­miri girl stu­dents

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—In­dian po­lice ar­rested two Kash­miri girl stu­dents from New Delhi air­port. The par­ents of the girls told me­dia per­sons in Srinagar Satur­day that the Kash­miri girls were re­turn­ing from Bangladesh where they are pur­su­ing MBBS when they were taken into cus­tody by the po­lice at Delhi air­port.

“Four girls were re­turn­ing from Bangladesh. They trav­elled safely from Dhaka to Kolkata and then to Delhi in dif­fer­ent flights. Their lug­gage was checked and cleared at all the air­ports,” they said. But when they reached Delhi Air­port to board their flight for Srinagar, po­lice at the Delhi air­port de­tained all four, they said. There­after, they added, the po­lice re­leased two and de­tained two among them.The par­ents said that the girls were de­tained as one of their bags had a la­bel ‘Bomb’ writ­ten on it. “The air­port au­thor­i­ties did not in­form us about them as yet. We fear for their safety,” the par­ents fur­ther said.

Mean­while, stu­dents at Delhi Pub­lic School (DPS) in Srinagar staged demon­stra­tions af­ter school au­thor­i­ties forced a fe­male teacher to re­sign for wear­ing Abaya in the school. The DPS stu- dents boy­cotted their classes and held protests terming the move by the school au­thor­i­ties as in­ter­fer­ence in the re­li­gious af­fairs. The protest­ing stu­dents also launched cam­paign on so­cial net­work­ing sites de­mand­ing apol­ogy to the teacher by the school au­thor­i­ties.

“Our teacher was forced to re­sign af­ter she chose Is­lamic dress code over her job. We can­not re­main silent. School au­thor­i­ties must come clear what is their pol­icy? Do they hate peo­ple fol­low­ing teach­ings of Is­lam,” said a group of stu­dents.

“We give a dead­line to school au­thor­i­ties till Mon­day. The ad­min­is­tra­tion should apol­o­gize for the act and call back the teacher,” they added. “We have been en­rolled by our par­ents in this school for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion for which they are pay­ing fee. We are not in this school to for­get our Is­lamic val­ues. We will op­pose any move that is against teach­ings of Is­lam and aimed to pro­mote western dress code and life­style,” the ag­grieved stu­dents said. On the other hand, the Chair­per­son of Dukhtarane-Mil­lat, Aasiya An­drabi, and Ja­maat-e-Is­lami of the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­tory in their state­ments con­demned the ac­tion of Delhi Pub­lic School au­thor­i­ties against the teacher. They also ap­pre­ci­ated the stu­dents for their protests against the move. Aasiya An­drabi also urged the teach­ers of the school to join the stu­dents un­til this pro-Hin­dutva prin­ci­pal apol­o­gized for this an­tiMus­lim act.—KMS

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