DPS row: Banning female teachers from wearing abaya is serious issue, says J-K’s Education Minister

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We live in a multi-religious, multi-cultural set-up. We have a secular fabric. No force on any such issue will be accepted. We are not France, adds the J-K”s Education Minister.

The students of Delhi Public School, Athwajan staged a protest here against what they said forced resignation of a female teacher for wearing Abaya in school.
Despite apology from school management on Sunday for “unintentionally hurting the sentiments of the people”, the students demanded revision of the school policies regarding the Abaya or any other religious dress codes.
“We are not against the school management but we are against the rules. We are just against action carried out by the authority against the teacher. We will continue our protest until there is a change in the rule.” the protesters said.
“The school management have just apologized. The teacher is still at home. They have not taken any move to take her back” they said.
The resignation of the teacher had led to the boycott of classes and exams. Besides the school was closed from Monday for summer vacations.

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