Hindutva mob vandalises Christian school in Telangana, forces principal to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ (Scroll)

The incident occurred after some Hindu students were told to seek permission before wearing saffron clothes to class as part of a religious custom.

The incident occurred in Telangana’s Mancherial district on April 16. | Google Maps

By Scroll Staff

A Hindutva mob vandalised a school run by a Christian congregation in Telangana’s Mancherial district on Tuesday after the principal told some Hindu students not to wear saffron-coloured clothes to class without permission, reported The Indian Express.

The incident occurred in St Mother Teresa English Medium School in Kannepalli village. The principal had reportedly asked the Hindu students, who were wearing saffron clothes in observance of the religious custom of Hanuman Deeksha, to bring their parents to school.

On Tuesday, a discussion between the parents and the school administration turned violent.

“The principal told the students to come in uniform and that if they wanted to wear saffron clothes, they had to get permission,” Mancherial Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Kumar told the newspaper. “That triggered the parents.”

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