Followed by the Supreme Court’s dismissed the PIL filed by activist Yogita Bhayana over quashing the FIR registered against the Shaheen Primary School, Bidar’s district and sessions court stated that the contents of the play staged did not prima facie amount to sedition.
Citing lack of grounds for sedition, the district judge Managoli Premavathi noted that the students confronted that the only enacted to leave the country if they do not produce the documents. He also stated that the act did not cause any disharmony in society. “The dialogue does not lead to hate or contempt towards the government,” observed the judge.
It is known that the police arrested Fareeda Begum, headmistress of the school who oversaw the event, and Najamunissa, the mother of one of the students on January 30. The issue came to limelight after a video of the play shows at least a hundred children on stage played an act which was alleged to be against a particular religion. The police had booked the school management for provocation of enmity under sections 504, 505(2), 124(A) and 153 (A) of the IPC.