Amidst the communally surcharged atmosphere in country, this is a story that people who are trying to spread hatred need to take lessons from it.
15 year old Nazia from UP awarded by the Rani Laxmibai bravery award by chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav, for saving a 6-year-old Hindu girl ‘Dimpy’ from kidnappersin August.
According to reports, Nazia a student of SFM Girls Inter College was returning home when she heard cries for help from a 6 year old girl, who was being forcibly pulled on a motorcycle by two youths.
Unmindful of her own safety, Nazia rushed to the girl’s help and held her hand and managed to pull her away from the kidnappers, who then fled the spot.
Nazia said since the incident had happened near Sadarbhatti area, which is just 100 meters away from their school, she immediately rushed there with Dimpy and informed the Principal. “Dimpy was crying. After the school authorities informed the police, I took her home to her parents”, she said adding that she is now treated as a daughter in Dimpy’s home.
It was only after she had rescued Dimpy, Nazia learnt that she was her junior from school.
Today, when tension prevails between the two communities, Dimpy’s parents treat Nazia as their own daughter and are indebted to her for saving their child from the clutches of the kidnappers.
When contacted, Dimpy said she was very happy that “didi” had been awarded for her bravery. “Agar didi uss din na hoti to woh log mujhe le jaate (they would have taken me away that day if ‘didi’ hadn’t been there)”, she said.