The incident took place on December 23 in Mandya district, where members of Hindu Jagran Vedic allegedly barged into Nirmala English High School and College and threatened the staff there. The school principal said that Hindutva activists have asked to put up a picture of Saraswati in the campus and celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in the school grounds.
New Delhi: On 23 December, a group of right-wing activists barged into a convent school in Karnataka’s Mandya district and disrupted the Christmas celebrations there.
According to the report of NDTV, the activists also threatened the school administration.
According to the Indian Express report, members of Hindu Jagran Vedic allegedly barged into Nirmala English High School and College and threatened the staff there.
Along with this, activists of the right-wing group also questioned the school administration that why Christmas is being organized while Hindu festivals are not organized?
A video of the incident has gone viral, in which the intruders can be heard saying, ‘We are leaving this decision to you (family members). If we take it in our hands then the situation will be different.
School principal Kanika Francis Marie told NDTV that Christmas is celebrated every year in the institute but due to the Corona pandemic, the school administration had decided to cancel the event.
However, the students urged the school to allow them to organize a small Christmas event and also bought cakes for Christmas by collecting money from their own efforts.
One of these students objected to the event, allegedly telling right-wing groups that the school was promoting Christianity and celebrating Christmas but not any Hindu festivals. Upon learning of this, the members of these groups decided to forcefully enter the school.
The school administration lodged a complaint with the police the next day on December 24.
Mary alleges that Hindutva activists talked about installing a picture of the Hindu goddess Saraswati in the premises of the institute and even ordered Ganesh Chaturthi to be celebrated in the school grounds.
Incidents of such attacks on Christians by members of right-wing Hindu organizations have increased in Karnataka over the past few months.
According to the report of NDTV, the attack on the school took place on the day the Karnataka Anti-Conversion Act was passed in the assembly on December 23.
Let us tell you that this bill was heavily opposed inside and outside the assembly.
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