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A Muslim father has removed his six-year-old daughter from school in protest at her teacher who confiscated her Islamic necklace.

Muhammed Tariq, 34, said his daughter Saniya was upset after a teacher took away her religious locket because she was swinging it around in class.

The Year 2 pupil was told to take off her taweez - a chain containing verses from the Koran - after she was caught playing with it at Nottingham Academy last Monday.


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