Two Christian schools threatened and one forced one to close in Jharkhand, India

  April 21, 2015

  Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On April 21, 2015 in Hazaribagh, two christian schools were threatened to close down and were vandalized. Holy Cross and St. Xavier’s, CBSE-affiliated schools, were attacked because they kept the school open while an education bandh was called by the fundamentalists. The Holy Cross School had to end teaching for the day and send students home. The fundamentalists kicked open doors, broke a few flower pots and demanded that the school be emptied in 15 minutes. After forcing Holy Cross shut, the mob of about 60 men traveled down the road to St. Xavier’s, where it demanded to meet the Principal who refused to close for the day despite the the fundamentalists’ demands. Later the mob was lathi-charged by Police outside St. Xavier’s school after they refused to leave peacefully.

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