Delhi police detain two Kashmiri girl students
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