India is intolerant. India doesn’t respect Muslims. India doesn’t respect women. Probably.
However, here’s Nazia, proving everyone who consider India intolerant, non-respecting towards Muslims and women, who has won Rani Lakshmibai Bravery award for saving a girl child of 6 years from abduction.
Fifteen-year-old Nazia, studying at Saghir Fatima Mohammadia Girls Inter College, Agra, while on her way back to home, remotely heard a girl crying for help. Heading in that direction, she saw two youth allegedly trying to drag a girl child on their motorbike in an attempt to abduct her. Showing presence of mind, knowing that any minute wasted can mean dire consequences, she ran over to the child, pulling her on her side in a tug-of-war manner, ultimately freeing her. Nazia’s action and reaction had panicked the two, forcing them to flee. Being cautious and foresighted, she took the girl to her school to report the matter to the principal, so as to avoid any further attempts of abduction or harassment. On the way to alleged victim’s school, it came out that she was Nazia’s junior in the same school and it also turned out that the girl was a Hindu.
The school informed the police, who then performed the necessary and legal formalities.
While the duo has become good friends now, their families too share friendly relationship now, not even once thinking about the religious differences.
As Nazia received her award, which included a cash prize of Rs 1 lac, on women’s day, 8 March, she reportedly said that she had no time to think but act, and that’s what she did, saying that it was “like a tug-of-war match for about two minutes. While they tried pulling her away on the motorcycle, I held her with all my might.”
Well, it is people like Nazia and many others, who are a part of our so-called ‘intolerant India,’ who still are a human being first, think, act and behave like human beings, before they start becoming, thinking and acting like Muslims, Hindus, Christians, etc.
Kudos to Nazia for her actions, kudos to her family for instilling the right values!
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