Budgam: A teacher expelled from the army goodwill school at Sharifabad garrison has been recalled by the administration a week after he was expelled for calling a slain militant ‘shaheed’.
The class work also resumed at the school on Monday as the teachers who had resigned en masse in protest at the expulsion, withdrew their resignations.
Problems at the school erupted after the army management took cognizance of ‘Azadi’ slogans written by students on classroom boards after the killing of Hizb commander Sabzar Bhat last month.
As the school authorities summoned teachers and students for explanation, a teacher referred to Sabzar as ‘shaheed’ infuriating the army authorites. The teacher was expelled, following which 40 teachers resigned in protest.
The school management told Kashmir Reader Monday that after a brief uncertainty class work has resumed in the school after a meeting with the school management including deputy GOC.
“We are back on track. We had called all the teachers in a meet today on Monday in the school office, where it was later decided that the class work shall resume and the teachers who had resigned will withdraw their resignation papers,” Principal of the school Shahida Khan said.
She added that all the teachers have withdrawn their resignation and the expelled teacher has joined back on Monday.
“The students who were identified and found guilty, their parents has also been called by the school management to counsel them and to come along their wards on Tuesday and take classes as usual,” Shahida said.