Teacher couple sacked on wedding day; SHRC seeks report


Srinagar, Dec 15: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Friday took cognisance of a news report about a teacher couple’s sacking by a private school on their wedding day and asked the principal to appear before it on Monday.
Justice Bilal Nazki, chairperson of the commission took serious note of a news item and directed the director, school education of the state and principal of the Muslim Educational Institute, Pampore, to file a report on Monday, a SHRC spokesperson said. “Besides, principal of the institute is directed to be present in person on the said date (Monday),” he added.
Tariq Bhat and Sumaya Bashir, residents of Tral town in Pulwama, were employed at Pampore Muslim Educational Institute for the past several years.
They alleged their services were abruptly terminated by the school management on November 30, the day they got married.