According to photographs that were widely shared on social media, Attari posted photographs of Pakistani players and updated her status as ‘we won’. When she was asked if she supported Pakistan, the teacher replied by saying ‘yes’. When contacted, Attari said that it was a joke and that she and her family and friends had divided the teams between them.
In the post, Atari had shared an image of Pakistani players with the text, “Jeet gaye, we won”. When one of the parents asked her whether she supported Pakistan, Nafisa replied in the affirmative with a ‘Yes’.
After screenshots of the teacher’s status on WhatsApp spread, the school management expelled her.
After being sacked, she put out a video message where she apologised and claimed her post was taken “out of context”.
An FIR under section 153 B of the IPC (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) at Amba Mata Police Station in Udaipur: DSP Udaipur Mahendra Parik
“Actually we were watching the match and we had divided the teams among us and we were supporting our individual teams. This does not mean that I was supporting Pakistan,” she said in a statement.
In a letter, the school said – “Neerja Modi School teacher has been dismissed with immediate effect as per the meeting of Sojatia Charitable Trust.”