Archishop Thazhath slams compulsory Sunday program on Modi’s birthday

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Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) senior vice-president, Archbishop Andrews Thazhath of Thrissur, has expre-ssed anxiety over the UP govern-ment’s move to make compulsory the attendance at the state’s primary schools as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday celebrations.

The archbishop of Thrissur told reporters here on Sept 9 that such a move was against prote-cting the minority rights.

All 1.6 lakh government primary schools in UP would celebrate Mr Modi’s birthday on Sep 17, and it would be mandatory for all students to attend, the archbishop said quoting media reports. “Sunday is not a simple holiday for Christians all over the country.”

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