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Police probe online abuse against London school principal

By: Rithika Siddhartha

POLICE are investigating the alleged online abuse of an Indian-origin school principal who was characterised as German dictator Adolf Hitler following her attempt to ban the hijab for very young pupils. Neena Lall, the head-teacher of St Stephen’s School in east London, was forced to reverse her decision to ban the hijab for girls under eight years, after backlash from the community. A complaint has now been filed with local police in Newham, east London, about emails, Facebook posts and other social media messages received by both Lall and Arif Qawi, the former chairman of governors, The Sunday Times reported…

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