Sedition case: Arrest isolates girl’s mother from kin

Sedition case: Arrest isolates girl’s mother from relatives

Members of Constitution Protection Committee stage a protest, seeking withdrawal of sedition case against a student, who displayed 'Free Kashmir' placard', in Mysuru. (DH Photo)

Nazbunnisa, the mother of a girl student, who took part in a controversial play on the Citizenship Amendment Act staged at Shaheen Primary School here last month, has been isolated from her relatives since her arrest by the police on a sedition charge. 

According to a reliable source, her relatives are not openly claiming her to be their relatives as they do not want to court the controversy. Not even a single relative met her in jail since her arrest.

The woman, who hails from Hallikhed village in Humnabad taluk, lost her husband a few years ago. She owned some land in the village. As the land was not fertile, Nazbunnisa along with her daughter moved to Bidar last year and had taken a small house on rent. She got her admitted to Shaheen Primary School which gave free admission as she hails from a poor family.

Fareeda Begum, a headmistress of the primary school, reportedly went into depression after her arrest. Begum, who has been working in the school for the past 29 years, has been running the family as her husband is doing some odd works. She has two daughters.