Saharanpur teacher Nahid Zaidi claims threat to life after visiting Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, claims school principal asked her to resign
A teacher in Saharanpur on Tuesday claimed a threat to her life after nearly 200 local residents entered the school campus and protested against her visit to Shaheen Bagh in Delhi. Nahid Zaidi, 40, who teaches English and Social Sciences at Asha Modern School, told PTI she was also suspended from the school after she visited Shaheen Bagh on 19 January and answered a few questions of the media there.
“The video found its way to some people from local right-wing groups who put it on Facebook with derogatory remarks about me,” Zaidi said. …Saharanpur Superintendent of Police Vineet Bhatnagar said the teacher was not suspended. Bhatnagar said a group of people protested against Zaidi’s comments at Shaheen Bagh…. Zaidi said she did not speak about any particular religion and was being “targeted by the right-wing groups at the behest of the local BJP leadership”.
On Monday, around 200 local residents entered the school during recess and raised slogans, she claimed. “Under their pressure, the principal put me under suspension and asked me to resign. Later, in the evening, the suspension was revoked after police and local leaders intervened,” she said. Zaidi said she lives alone and there’s a “threat to her life”.…
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