School denies admission to youngest 26/11 witness

Posted By: Samyuktha
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Mumbai, Jun 22: A 11-year-old victim of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage has been denied admission in a private school on fears that she would be a terror target as she deposed as a witness in the Nov 2008 terror attacks trail.

"My daughter (Devika Rotwan) has been denied admission in New English High School at suburban Bandra. School authorities say they may face a terror threat as my daughter had deposed as a witness in the 26/11 case," the child's father Natwarlal Rotwan told media on Monday, Jun 21.

"Initially the school authorities said they will give her admission in Class V. But later they asked us to submit a letter, along with the admission form, from the government stating that my daughter was injured during the terror attack and should be given admission in the school."

"We were trying to get the letter and in the meantime requested the school management to give admission. The school authorities made me do endless rounds and today they bluntly refused to give admission citing security concerns," Rotwan, who is a businessman, added.

The girl was the youngest witness in the trail. She was one among those who identified the lone surviving terrorist, Ajmal Amir Kasab.

The girl was in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) when the gunmen opened fire on Nov 26, 2008 night. She was injured in the firing.

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