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Bidar School Sedition Case: Teacher, mother get bail

Six children who acted in the play were below 10 years of age, and rehearsed the play for 10 days

Friday February 14, 2020 7:53 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Shaheen school teacher get bail

Bengaluru: The school head mistress of Shaheen school and a student's mother in Karnataka's Bidar who have been charged with sedition were granted bail on Friday after 14 days in custody, a police official said.

"I have just received a phone call that the two women received bail. We are still awaiting documents from the court," Bidar's Superintendent of Police D. L. Nagesh told IANS.

Fareeda Begum, 52, the head mistress of the Shaheen Group of Institutions school and Najmunnisa, 26, a parent of one of the students in the anti-CAA play, in which the minor students allegedly made some derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were arrested on January 30.

The play enacted by the minor school children on January 21 had derogatory remarks, and claiming that Muslims were being thrown out of India and "openly called for the defiance of the law", police said.

Six children who acted in the play were below 10 years of age, and rehearsed the play for 10 days.

There was widespread anger against the police in BJP ruled Karnataka for slapping the sedition case, and police repeatedly questioning the minor students.

With its head office at Shaheen Nagar in Bidar and managed by the Allama Iqbal Educational Society, the Shaheen Group of Institutions runs a string of institutes from kindergarten to undergraduation.

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