Muslim school student expelled for sporting bindi

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 09, 2018 01:36 PM IST

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An Islam girl of a Kerala-based Muslim school was recently expelled from the institution for bearing a sandal bindi (sandana pottu).

Her father's posts on Facebook venting out against the school's move has garnered thousands of views and comments.

In his post, her father Ummer said, 'My daughter Henna was dismissed from school because she sported a sandana pottu. But, it was done only for a film shoot earlier.'

He also put up another post thanking everyone who commented in support of him.

Her father also said, 'His daughter is an acting genius and a singing sensation. While Henna excelled in studies, she also has talents for an engaging extempore. She is always a first rank holder in school. Even though she was a topper, she was expelled for this trivial matter. Lucky, they didn'’t sentence her to get stoned to death.'

Along with the massive support he garnered, the post also received negative reactions which dismissed the incident as Malayil's attempt to defame Islam as a religion. Many others also trolled him.