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UP CM maintains silence on threats to schools on Christmas

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 19, 2017, 6:48 am IST
Updated : Dec 19, 2017, 6:48 am IST

On Sunday, seven persons were arrested in Mathura when they were reportedly holding ‘family Christmas celebrations’.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI)
 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to maintain a studied silence on the Hindu Jagran Manch warning schools in Aligarh district not to celebrate Christmas.

Top police officials, when contacted, feigned complete ignorance about the diktat. “We have not received any complaints and no school has come forward on the matter,” said an ADG rank officer in Lucknow. It may be recalled that the Hindu outfit claimed Christmas celebration in schools, with a major population of Hindu students, is a step “towards forced conversions”.

 

On Sunday, seven persons were arrested in Mathura when they were reportedly holding ‘family Christmas celebrations’.

According to sources, Aligarh range DIG Mohit Agarwal held a meeting of senior superintendents of police of four districts falling under the range and took the decision to disallow any such events that would disturb the peace and communal harmony in the area. Section 144 would be imposed in the area during that period.

The threat comes just days after Bajrang Dal activists accused a group carol-singing Christians of conversion, and torched their car of priest outside a police station in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

 

Tags: yogi adityanath government, hindu jagran manch, christmas
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow