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‘Teachers tried to convert me to Christianity’ Class VI student is latest to complain in TN

- April 26, 2022

Chennai, April 26 (BPNS)

A class VI student of a school in Tiruppur has alleged that two teachers of her school tried to force her to convert to Christianity and mocked her as ‘Donkey with Vibuthi (Sacred Ash)’.  The girl has informed the matter to her parents who have filed a police complaint. Tiruppur district superintendent of Police’s office when contacted said that the local police are conducting a probe into the matter.

The student who is studying in Class VI at a Government School in Tiruppur district alleged that one of the teachers had put her hand in the water and spoke about Jesus Christ and had touched her stomach thrice with water in hand.

The girl also alleged that the teacher used to mock the students in the class and ask her as to which lord had saved them. She said that when students say different names of gods, the teacher would ask why they were not naming ‘Jesus’.

The Class VI student also alleged that the teacher used to ask in class who was the most powerful god and when a student answered that it was Lord Shiva, the teacher got angry and said that Jesus Christ was the most powerful among all gods.

It may be recalled that a student had committed suicide in Tanjavur of Tamil Nadu in January 2022after alleging that the school warden was forcing her to convert to Christianity. The Class XII student had in her dying statement said that the school warden, who is a nun, had forced her to wash the whole hostel and did not allow her to study properly after she refused to convert to Christianity.

In  March 2022, a student at Kanniyakumari had alleged that a government school teacher was forcing students to embrace Christianity and was propagating it. The teacher was suspended following widespread protests.

Meanwhile, the BJP has demanded stringent action against the teachers who were involved in forcing the Class VI student into conversion. BJP Woman’s wing national president and MLA from Coimbatore, Vanathi Sreenivasan while speaking to BPNS said, “We demand strong action from the state government. The BJP has been demanding an anti-conversion law in Tamil Nadu and the government must not allow the offenders to go scot-free.”