Catholic school vandalized, priest assaulted in Telangana (Matters India)

By Matters India Reporter

Adilabad, April 17, 2024: Paramilitary personnel have been deployed at a Catholic school in the southern Indian state of Telangana after right wing Hindu activists vandalized it and assaulted a priest.

The attackers on April 16 accused the school management of hurting religious sentiments by questioning a few students who had attended class with religious dress instead of the uniform.

A mob wearing saffron colored shirts and shawls entered the premises of the St. Mother Teresa English Medium School in Kannepally, a village in Mancherial district, some 625 km southeast of Hyderabad, the state capital.

The mob shouting “Jai Shree Ram” threw stones at the statue of St Mother Teresa installed at the school’s main gate and destroyed the security office.

They then marched inside the school campus, destroying the gate and entered the school’s first and second floors and broke window glasses, flower pots and the office room.

They assaulted Father Jaimon Joseph, the school manager who, however, was saved by other school officials.

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