BHOPAL: Muslim girl students were locked up in a classroom after they denied participating in the ‘religious Shivlings aka Shiva Lingams making workshop’.
The incident happened at Kamla Nehru Girls Higher Secondary School in TT Nagar of Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.
According to The Quint, a religious workshop was organised on 29 July where students were asked to participate in the making of 2,100 mud Shivlings.
School Principal Nisha Kamranani told the students that if they want good number in the exam and want to succeed in their life, then take part in this Shivlinga making workshop with dedication.
About 100 Muslim students boycotted the workshop as it’s against the religious belief.
When the girls from the minority community did not participate in Shiva Lingams making workshop, they were locked in a different classroom. However, the girls were later released and allowed to go home.
The students said that the respective class teachers made announcement about the programme a day prior to it but did not mention about such religion-specific activity.
The workshop was held in the presence of some school officers, puja followed by feast were organised but no attempt was made to stop such religious activity inside govt school premises.
A teacher on condition of anonymity said, it is not appropriate to conduct such religion-specific activity in the school premises. Such type of activities will make students belonging to other religion uncomfortable.