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October 27, 2021 09:43 STI

Udaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Oct 27 (ANI): A teacher from Udaipur in Rajasthan was fired after expressing her joy over Pakistan’s victory over India in Sunday’s T20 World Cup match.
The teacher, Nafisa Atari, worked at the Neerja Modi School in Udaipur, Rajasthan. She had set up a status on WhatsApp expressing her joy at India’s defeat against Pakistan.
In the post, Nafisa shared a picture of Pakistani players with the text “Jeet gaye, we won”. When asked by one of the parents if she supports Pakistan, Nafisa replied in the affirmative with a “Yes”.

After screenshots of the teacher’s status were posted on WhatsApp, the school administration kicked her out.
The termination notice which was published in Hindi on Monday read: “Nafisa Atari, teacher at Neerja Modi school, was fired from the school with immediate effect during the Sojatia Charitable Trust meeting.

The Sojatia Charitable Trust manages the Neerja Modi school. The notice, which was signed by the president of the school, did not mention the reason for the dismissal.
After Nafisa was fired from her post, she posted a video message apologizing and claiming that her message was taken “out of context”.
Nafisa said during the match that her family is split into two teams and each team supports one team. While her team was supporting Pakistan, she posted the status on the WhatsApp messaging app.
She said: “One of the parents who was on my contact list asked me if I supported Pakistan. I said yes. I thought it was a joke because there was an emoji on it. the end of the message. “
Nafisa further claimed that she was a patriot and could never support Pakistan.
Workers from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) reached the school campus on Wednesday and hoisted the national flag in protest.
“Although the teacher has apologized, we want the school to take strict action against the teacher. What she could teach in her class if she openly supported Pakistan,” an ABVP employee said. .
“Our country is insulted. We have come here and hoisted the national flag on campus. We urge the school authority to take legal action against the teacher,” he said.
The ABVP workers also informed that they would file a complaint with the police against the teacher in the matter. (ANI)

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