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Indian nun may face arrest for refusing to allow Hindu ceremony in classroom

February 03, 2012

Militant Hindus are charging that a Catholic nun “wounded the religious sentiments of the community” when she disrupted a Hindu religious ceremony organized by a student during class in a Catholic school.

Sister Ajaya Mary, head of the Nirmala Convent School, sent a boy home after he erected a shrine to the Hindu goddess Saraswati in the classroom, without permission from teachers. When Hindu groups protested her action, local officials asked her to allow the ceremony in the school. She refused, but under pressure eventually allowed Hindu teachers to lead the ritual. Unsatisfied, Hindu zealots are demanding her arrest.


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