A Hindu group has warned Christian schools in Aligarh area of Uttar Pradesh State not to celebrate Christmas in schools alleging that such celebrations are aimed at converting majority Hindu students in these institutions.
Hindu Jagaran Manch state secretary Sanju Bajaj said his organization will issue letters to all Christian schools to refrain from Christmas celebrations. “If the schools fail to follow our directives, we will stage protest outside the institutions,” the Times of India quoted him as saying. Sonu Savita, local leader of the group, claimed Christian schools ask Hindu students to bring toys, gifts and celebrate the Christmas.
“This is the easy way to lure them to Christianity,” he said. The organization is also taking to parents and appealing them to oppose these celebrations, he said adding such activities influence the Hindu students. The Manch’s move has “shocked Christians in Aligarh,” said Advocate Osmand Charles in a statement.