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Kanpur: Protests Erupt After St Mary's Convent School Girls Punished for Wearing Rakhi, Mehndi

A major protest broke out in Kanpur on the premises of the St Mary's Convent School after some of its students were allegedly punished and humiliated for wearing 'rakhi' (sacred thread worn on the festival of Raksha Bandhan) and 'mehndi' (a natural dye) to school.

According to reports, the victim students were made to stand in the sun as punishment for wearing rakhi and mehndi to the school. It is reported that the school authorities forced these girls to wash off the mehndi, which led to bleeding from their hands.

Some reports said that the school authorities even forced a girl to rub her hands on a stone to clear the mehndi.

The families of the students later arrived at the school located on GT Road in Fatehpur after the girls narrated them the incident.

According to Hindi.news18.com, the parents were miffed with the school authorities as it is a common tradition during Raksha Bandhan to put on mehndi. The school authorities allegedly cut off the rakhi tied on the hands of the girls.

The angry parents demanded an explanation from the school for such punishments. The police intervened when the situation got tense and calmed the agitated parents.

The school authorities have maintained that the students were asked to remove mehndi and rakhi as the Catholic institution strictly forbids use of religious symbols in the school, it was reported.

Reacting to the incident, a social media user later shared a picture of the school teachers, including the nuns, and questioned if the school doesn't permit religious symbols then why were teachers allowed to wear a 'cross' to the class.

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Many of the people are tolerant, if you feel allergic to local traditions you people are free to move to your holy lands and lead a righteous life.
 

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I don't know what the rules are in India but a school here wouldn't be allowed to do this. It's classed as a violation of religious freedom.
 

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I don't know what the rules are in India but a school here wouldn't be allowed to do this. It's classed as a violation of religious freedom.
That is because the school has a clear policy of not allowing "religious symbols" inside the school. You can see this from the images below,



 

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Found a nice video of the Anthem of St. mary's convent school, its called "THE BELLS OF ST MARY"

Its a non religious song :coffee:



Hindooos should be grateful that they are liberating us from Caste, Sati, and worshipping Penis. .........

BTW ...... How Many Teachers in that School are HINDUS ? :coffee: ............. 80% ? (considering the share of Hindus in the population)
 

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Interesting.

Now some of Indians are showing their true hindu extremist ideas by taking this one incident to ask minorities to leave India.

I have seen and know Indians hindu extremists very well, how they wear a mask of being the most harmless person in the world, but given a small chance how these very same people won't even think twice to burn down other people alive.

Pathetic really!
 

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Interesting.

Now some of Indians are showing their true hindu extremist ideas by taking this one incident to ask minorities to leave India.

I have seen and know Indians hindu extremists very well, how they wear a mask of being the most harmless person in the world, but given a small chance how these very same people won't even think twice to burn down other people alive.

Pathetic really!
Pakistanis shouldnt even be talking about minorities
 

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Found a nice video of the Anthem of St. mary's convent school, its called "THE BELLS OF ST MARY"

Its a non religious song :coffee:



Hindooos should be grateful that they are liberating us from Caste, Sati, and worshipping Penis. .........

BTW ...... How Many Teachers in that School are HINDUS ? :coffee: ............. 80% ? (considering the share of Hindus in the population)
This is a Christian minority institution owned by Christians,so naturally majority of teachers are from Christian community just like anyother Hindu,Muslim owned institutions in India where majority staffs are from resp religious community..
if you don't like to hear or can't tolerate Christian songs in a Christian schools,lot of other Hindu owned institutions are there in India..feel free to shift your children there,where you can hear your Sanskrit shlokas for all day long...
Though i am not supporting this,should respect the sentiments of every other religion..
 

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This is a Christian minority institution owned by Christians,so naturally majority of teachers are from Christian community just like anyother Hindu,Muslim owned institutions in India where majority staffs are from resp religious community..
if you don't like to hear or can't tolerate Christian songs in a Christian schools,lot of other Hindu owned institutions are there in India..feel free to shift your children there,where you can hear your Sanskrit shlokas for all day long...
Though i am not supporting this,should respect the sentiments of every other religion..
There ! So the school is respecting the sentiments of other religeons ?
 

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I see teachers wearing a cross on their necks and they don't allow religious symbols?
Parents should file a case against the school for hurting religious sentiments and showing hypocrisy towards others religions.
 

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