A student at a madrasa in Kerala was expelled from school after sporting a yellow bindi on her forehead, as per a report by The Indian Express. Her father claimed in a Facebook post that his daughter Henna was thrown out of school because she sported the traditional ‘chandana pottu‘, a bindi made with sandalwood paste. He further said that it was only for a film shoot that she wore it.
The issue came to light after the angry father, hailing from Kozhikode, took to social media saying his daughter was lucky to escape from being punished by stoning.
The post by the girl’s father, Ummar Malayil, has gone viral with 7,000 likes, 2,500 shares in a day & over 3,000 people commented in support of him. Most of social media users praised Malayil for standing up to so-called fanatics.
He put up another post on Sunday night thanking everyone who commented earlier. In his post, alleging that she was expelled for the bindi, he said that his daughter was an acting genius and a singing sensation.
മകൾ ഹെന്ന മലയിൽ (ഒരുഷോർട് ഫിലിം കോസ്റ്റൂമിൽ)പഠനത്തിനോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ പാട്ട്, പ്രസംഗം, അഭിനയം തുടങ്ങിയവയിലൊക്കെ കഴിവ്…
While Henna excelled in studies, she also had talents for an engaging extempore. She was always a first rank holder in school as well as the madrassa, he said. He further expressed disappointment saying that even though she was a topper, she was expelled for this trivial matter.