Kashmir’s international footballer asked to teach singing, dancing; Feels ‘humiliated’

Srinagar: Kashmir’s Star footballer Ashfaq Ahmad has reportedly quit his job as a physical education Teacher in Jammu and Kashmir government after, according to media reports, he was asked to teach dancing, singing to the students for which he felt humiliated.

Ashfaq Ahmad is among the few footballers from Kashmir to have played internationally.

Ashfaq Ahmad, 33, hails from Srinagar city. He has also led India’s premier Football Club Mohan Bagan.

As a mark of appreciation, the state government had provided him a Job in education department as physical education teacher and posted at government higher secondary school teacher Rajbagh in Srinagar. According to media reports, “Ahmad was asked by school authorities to teach children how to sing and dance”.

When Ashfaq raised the issue before the School authorities, they told him that they are following the directives, the reports added. Ishfaq termed such directives as “humiliating” and quit his job as physical education teacher.