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Bhopal: Bajrang Dal activists forcibly closes school on Ram Navami

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BHOPAL: Bajrang Dal activists allegedly raised slogans and tried to forcefully shut down Campion School here to close on the occasion of Ramnavmi.

The activists alleged that by keeping the school open, the management hurt their religious sentiments.

On Wednesday at around 10.30 am, upon information, about 25 activists reached the missionary-run Campion School here was open despite the government holiday on Ramnavmi.

However, school management conceded our demand and closed the school, said Bajrang Dal’s unit coordinator Lokesh Malviya.

Malviya told The Indian Express, “We learnt from parents that the school was open and…forced them to close. We took a written apology. How come they make no mistakes when it comes to holidays on Christmas and Eid?”

“The management promised in writing that they would not repeat this act in future,” he added.

The activists also submitted a memorandum to the District Education Officer on the issue, he said.

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Winston Vijay Minj, school’s PRO, however said the school was observing the Ramnavmi holiday, but it was open only for ongoing CBSE examinations.

“There was class 12th biology paper today. So the school was opened to hold the exam. School management spoke to them (activists) and apprised them of the situation. Everything passed off peacefully,” he added.

No police complaint was filed by the school management, he said.

With agency inputs