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TikTok video ruins life of a teacher, female student in Haripur

Web DeskSenior Editor

29th Jan, 2020. 10:44 pm
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College teacher and his female student lands into trouble after their short video clip got viral on TikTok.

According to the media sources, administration of College in Haripur – Abbotabad expelled its English teacher and his female student under the charges of “violating discipline” of the instruction.

The clip – featuring Rafaqat Hussain, the teacher at Postgraduate College Haripur and his student Zainab Ali went popular on social media, just after sharing.

It is said that the clip was uploaded by “someone with ill-intent “on TikTok, which immediately went viral and has since been shared hundreds of times on other social networking sites too.

College Principal Dr Ashfaq told the press that clip posted by teacher and the student was indecent and it is violation of the code of conduct.

While providing further details, he said when the matter was reported to him, he formed a four-member committee, which found the teacher and the student had violated the college discipline.

The matter has been referred to the director colleges and education secretary of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for further action. “Now, it’s for them to decide their fate,” Dr Ishfaq added. The pair has been banned from entering the college premises until then.

Lecturer Rafaqat said they didn’t violate the college discipline. He disclosed that he was in a relationship with his student Zainab, 24, and they were planning to tie the knot with the consent of their families.

He said that the 20-second duration clip was shot by Zainab with her cellphone at a fish-point. “Can somebody do something indecent or something against societal norms publicly at a fish point,” he asked while speaking to an English daily.

Zainab, a student at English Department, said it was absurd to expel her for “violating discipline” because the clip had nothing to do with the college. “I’m an adult and mature enough to take my decisions. It’s my right to choose who to spend my life with,” she was also giving her version of the story to an English daily.

Zainab further said that the college administration has not only expelled her but is also refusing to issue her a migration certificate so that she could continue her studies at some other college.


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