The district administration in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Wednesday removed the principal from Government Boys Higher Secondary School (GBHSS) Budgam after its students held a protest against him for allegedly using bad language with students.
Since Monday the students demonstrated twice and have been demanding immediate transfer of the principal.
Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) director G N Itoo said, “We have constituted a three member committee headed by Joint Director DSEK Abid Hussain to investigate the matter. We have also asked the members of the committee to file the report within one week.”
Top officials at DSEK told Rising Kashmir that they have not yet investigated the cause of the incident but came to know that students of the higher secondary school had staged a protest demonstration against their principal on Monday “for asking the students to come to school in a proper manner”.
He also said, “Reportedly we came to know that principal had called barber to chop long hairs of the students who later satged protests.”
Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam has given the District Education Planning Officer (DEPO) Budgam, Farooq Ahmad Raina additional charge of principal Government Boys Higher Secondary School (GBHSS) Budgam and the principal of GBHSS have been asked to report before the DC Budgam.
Deputy Commissioner and Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam were not available for their comments.
Eyewitnesses told Rising Kashmir, “Today the students of GBHSS Budgam blocked the Budgam-Beerwah road and were demanding the immediate transfer of the principal.”
He also said that the students were saying that the principal is using abusive language with students and is trying “to create a barrier between Shia and Sunni sects”.