The government Saturday said that it will inquire into the ‘serious’ issue of banning of ‘Abahaya’ by Delhi Public School, Athwajan, in its campus, saying that “it cannot be done in the state”.
“It (disallowing a teacher to wear Abhaya) is a serious issue. We will go into the truth of the issue and raise it with the management of the school,” Government spokesman and Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar informed the Lower House.
“We live in a multi-religious, secular country…..This is not France….Least of all, it cannot be done in the state,” Akhtar said adding,” We believe it is a sensitive issues here.”
The issue was raised by Independent MLA from Langate Abdul Rasheed in the Lower House.
DPS on Thursday had not allowed a female teacher to wear Abhaya in the campus and inside the classrooms, and asked her to either wear abhaya or quit the job. However, the teacher angered by the management’s attitude and quit the job.
Angry with the management, the students of the school protested on Friday and boycotted their classes. They demanded religious freedom in the campus and recalling back the teacher.