Christian schools attacked in
By James Varghese
10/11/07 INDIA (ANS) — Members of a little-known saffron group called Dharma Sena (Religion Army), a Hindu religious extremist wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council, ransacked two missionary-run schools in
Alleging that Holy Cross and Saint Xavier’s school authorities have taken to Western culture, Dharma Sena members also damaged school buses.
This news was carried by the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) on their website, www.persecution.in.
The state government had declared a holiday on October 10th in all state-run educational institutions in Chhattisgarh state. The trouble broke out when Dharma Sena members armed with rods and sticks damaged two buses belonging to the Saint Xavier’s school at
Dharma Sena leader, Kishore Kothari, said, Missionary schools declare holidays during Western festivals, but they don’t respect Hindu festivals. If my son goes to school on Pitramoksha Day how can he learn our traditional rituals?
Kothari also said, If missionary school managements don’t mend their attitude, more protests will take place.