Bengaluru: Muslim teacher allegedly sacked from school for wearing headscarf

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Bengaluru, June 11: In a shocking incident, a school in Bengaluru allegedly sacked a teacher (Muslim) for wearing a headscarf to school.

The teacher, Shahina Salman was allegedly asked to stop wearing a headscarf to school, and when she refused to do so, she was sacked.

Bengaluru: Muslim teacher allegedly sacked from school for wearing headscarf.
As per The News Minute report, "The incident occurred at Kerala Samajam managed Jubilee school which is located in Vijinapura, near Whitefield. Shahina Salman who had been recruited as "assistant mistress" says she was in for a rude shock on the first day of her work after she was reportedly pulled up by Principal Maria Gorathy and asked to stop wearing the headscarf."

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As per the report, on the second day when Shahina reached school wearing the headscarf, she was told by the principal of the school that she had been replaced by someone else. After informing Shahina about this the principal asked her to submit a resignation letter.

Not only this even her daughter's admission was suspended in the school.

"Next day when I reached the school, they told me that my job had been given to someone else and they asked me to resign from the job. They reasoned that my practices did not match with school's principles.

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They also suspended my daughter's admission in the same school. They said there is no vacancy left but she was already admitted in the school and we had remitted the fees," she was quoted as saying in the News Minute report.

Though Shahina has all the documents related to her resignation and her daughter's admission, the school authorities are saying that they never interviewed and appointed her.

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