AGENCIES, Bidar (Karnataka): The woman principal of the Karnakata school and the mother of a student, who were arrested earlier this month over a play critical of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), have been granted bail by a local court on Friday. The play was staged by students of Class 4, 5 and 6 on January 21. Five days later, the school was charged by the police with sedition over remarks allegedly made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The mother, Nazbunissa Minsa, the police had claimed, tutored the child to introduce words not in the script. The woman principal, Fareeda Begum, was arrested because the play was held with her knowledge and permission, they had said.
The school play caught the attention of the police when a clip of the event was circulated online. The police claimed they received a complaint against the play and filed the case.
The incident had sparked outrage after the school administration had said that the children, who took part in the play, were questioned numerous times by the police.