Girl seeks police intervention against father for not letting her pursue course of her choice

The Hush Post|11:30 am|1-min-read

A 17-year-old girl from Chennai has allegedly filed a complaint against her father for not allowing her to pursue an undergraduate college course of her choice after completing Class XII. She wants to study law or journalism, but her father wants her to study B.Sc chemistry.

Things worsened when her father refused to hand over her marksheets and original certificates required to apply to colleges. Thereafter, on Tuesday, the girl called the Childline number (1098) for help who sent the local police to look into the issue.

From a young age, she wants to become a journalist. She was one among her school’s toppers in the Class X board exams. But, as there was a tension between her parents during the exams, she got disturbed and scored only 65% in Class 12.

The girl told the media persons, “Though he was not on good terms with my mother, my father was very fond of me and was always interested in my academic career.”

Days before the results were out, she told about her journalism aspirations to her father. Her father opposed the idea, telling her it will not suit her. He advised her to pursue a science course, which had several job opportunities, the girl said.
Soon after the results were out, her father moved out from her home. While leaving, he took the girl’s certificates with him so that he wouldn’t act on her own.

“My mother is a housewife and has very little idea about college courses. Without much financial support, I’m struggling to even buy application forms. My friends have already got  their admissions confirmed. I feel left out,” she added.

However, a police officer from Sevvapet station said that they have spoken to both the girl and her father. “He has agreed to return her certificates on Wednesday”.

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