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Mumbai school principal asked to resign over social media activity supporting Palestine

The management of a prominent Mumbai school has decided to terminate the employment of its principal due to her engagement with pro-Palestine content on social media, including posts related to the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 08th 2024 11:47 AM
Mumbai school principal asked to resign over social media activity supporting Palestine

Mumbai school principal asked to resign over social media activity supporting Palestine

PTC News Desk: A Mumbai school principal, Parveen Shaikh, due to her liking of pro-Palestine posts on social media amidst the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The management of Somaiya School in Mumbai's Vidyavihar area stated that Shaikh's social media activities conflicted with the school's values of unity and inclusivity, leading to her termination.


The school emphasised its support for freedom of expression but stressed the importance of exercising it responsibly. Shaikh, in response, criticised her termination as illegal and politically motivated, asserting her exceptional work record during her 12-year tenure at the school.

While the school sought clarification from Shaikh and awaited her response last week, her termination was announced without specifying if she had replied.

This incident underscores the intersection of personal expression on social media and professional responsibilities, highlighting the complexities schools face in navigating such situations.

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- With inputs from agencies

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