DeM asks college principal to withdraw ‘anti-Pardah’ diktat

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SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has expressed dismay and anguish over the recent “diktat” by the principal of Nawa Kadal Women’s College, Fatima Ladakhi, who it said has asked students not observe Pardah in college.
“We appeal this principal that as a Muslim, she should refrain from issuing such statement. Having the name Fatima, she shouldn’t try to tinker with the basic principles of Islam and should withdraw this diktat as soon as possible,” DeM spokesperson said in a statement.
“Issuing such an order is a direct attack on the basic tenet of Islam and is a major crime as far as Islamic jurisprudence is considered,” the spokesperson said.
Dukhtaran also castigated the Srinagar central jail authorities for “ill-treating” the party chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and others.