Rajasthan: Teacher fired for WhatsApp message celebrating Pakistan's win over India in T20 match
Jaipur/IBNS: A private school in Rajasthan's Udaipur has fired a teacher and a case has been registered against her after she posted a WhatsApp status celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in T20 world cup cricket match Sunday.
According to a PTI report, the teacher Nafeesa Attari employed in Neerja Modi School Udaipur had posted a picture of Pakistani players with the caption, "Jeeeet gayeeee... We wonnn."
Screenshots of her WhatsApp status went viral on social media. Taking note of this, the school management terminated her.
"Yes, we have taken a decision to terminate the teacher," said school chairman Mahendra Sojatia after a meeting of the Sojatia Charitable Trust, which runs the school, the report stated.
Amba Mata Police Station officer Narpat Singh lodged a case against the teacher under section 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot) of the Indian Penal Code, according to the repport.
The teacher issued an apology through a video statement, saying she did not intend to hurt anyone's sentiment.
"Someone messaged me and asked whether 'you support Pakistan'. As the message had emojis and it was an environment of fun, I replied 'Yes'. But, it doesn't mean anywhere that I support Pakistan. I am an Indian and I love India. I love India as much as everyone else does," Attari said in the video message.
She added, "As soon as I realised that I have made a mistake, I deleted the status message. I am sorry if I have hurt anybody's sentiments."
India lost its ICC T20 world cup opener against Pakistan by 10 wickets on Sunday.