Extremist hindu organisation threaten Christmas celebrations in Indian Schools
NEW DELHI - The Hindu Jagran Manch has warned the management of all Aligarh schools against celebrating Christmas and threatened, if they did so, it would be “at their own risk”. The warning has set alarm bells ringing in all educational institutions in the Uttar Pradesh city, especially Christian schools, where this festival is celebrated by the students and staff.
In a circular, the outfit had warned schools “not to observe the traditional Christmas celebrations” and said if they do so, “it will be at their own risk”. “The circular would be reaching all schools very shortly and we will decide a course of action on receiving their response,” Sonu Savita, city president of the Hindu Jagran Manch, told reporters here yesterday.
Expressing concern over this, Praveen Agarwal, president of the Public School Development Society, said: “Each year we celebrate festivals belonging to all communities and this experience helps our children to play a responsible role as citizens of this country.”