Mangaluru: Educational institutions in danger due to communalism, says Indian Christian Federation

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jan 8: Prashant Jathanna, president of Indian Christian Federation, has said that education as well as educational institutions in Karnataka are in 'danger' due to increasing 'communal hatred' that has pervaded the system.

In a statement to the media, Jathanna said, "Of late, differences have cropped up between students of different communities regarding uniforms. Students are being used to instigate communal hatred."

His comments come in the wake of clashes between students of two communities in colleges at Aikala and in Chikkamagaluru, where students of one community wore saffron shawls in a mark of protest against hijabs worn by students of another community.

Prashant Jathanna

"Some students have said that they will convert Christian-managed educational institutions into Hindu ones. The district administration is not taking any action against such anti-social elements. Suo moto case should be filed against such people. The powers-that-be behind such statements by young students should be traced," he urged.

Jathanna further said, "District administration and police should take serious note of videos and statements that are given on social media asking to hack to death Muslims and Christians by sword. Peace in society should be maintained."




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  • Eulalia Dsouza, Bejai / Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    We are all born, brought up, educated in this beautiful country India for last so many years. There was hardly a question if I was a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or a Christian? Lakhs of students of all religions, all walks of life were educated in various portals of various educational institutions. Muslim girls wore a hijab as per religious practice, there was never a question, neither an issue nor a problem. Now why are we heeding into some unwanted elements of the society who are trying to divide our society based on religion? Educational institutions are not in danger, our society is in danger with such elements who are supported by some strong forces hidden behind. Why our political leaders, elected leaders, bureaucrats, and similar people in power take stringent action against these goons who take law in to their hands? Take action and send these jobless people to work in covid wards of hospitals to serve society. Also send them to the borders to protect our land and know the difficulty of our soldiers. May be this will change situation.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    any one who claims that his religion is better than another religion is communal...

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    She can wear that Hijab after she comes out of school to preserve her modesty. Any diktat to muslim boys to protect their modesty like not talking to girls of other religion inside the scools. when Hindus do anything to protect modesty of their women, you people cry hoarse and the chorus group of your ilk will also say that it is moral policing?

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  • Valerian D'Souza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Communal fanatics are enemies of humanity and poor, are trying their best to ruin good education system being provided so that again they can push the poor back to misery. These fanatics will ensure that, their children get best education in western countries. Sad part is ignorant poor masses do not understand their ploy, become tools for fanatics game and ruin their own future.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Its not the student do this kind of things !! now all the POLITICIANS started SCHOOL business to escape from the TAX !! they doesnt care about the quality of education nor educate the people !! you can see how many people are taking admissions in GOVT schools !!! Its already polarized the society by our own political system and minds of uneducated people.

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  • Shashikumar Shetty, Santhoor

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Stop taking religion serious and put Humanity and Human Values at the pinnacle . There is no place of religious identity in Modern education institutions. The world have done enough of experiment for ages with Religious Education which is nothing but unequal , communal and very bigotry . It’s irrespective of any religion and no one is holy cow here. Hang the Cloak , Shawl and Hijab at door hanger before you leave your home to meet the world . Leave the job of religion to Priest , Poojaries and Mullahs to their respective place of faith . Public place in secular nation is only for democratic values and equality of religion , gender , Color , creed and race must be foremost .

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Respect, salute and may you be blessed

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Only the Uneducated are scared of the Minorities ...

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  • Arun Kumar Kajava, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    All Community institutions must sitting to gather and shorts out this issues. That's only the solution.

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  • Shazif, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    All this year's nobody had a problem with hijaab , after some bad influence on this kids , they have strted to creat such issues , and I belive if police and administration take actions such things would not have escalated at all , uniform has to be strict No doubt. Let is police , let it army or any forces they all have their strict uniforms , but it doesn't mean they ask a sardar to chop his hair or ask him not to wear a turbine, for Sikhs it's their pride , tomorrow u can't ask them to gve ho on their pride , similarly for a women hijab is worn to maintain her modesty , this are orchestrated political agendas who would do anyting to come in power . May God bless us all 🙏🙏🙏

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  • Prem Prasad, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    All these years Muslim girls were at home affairs only. Now they, theirs father's, their husband's wanted education for their girls, wives. So the problems started. All these years terrorism's suicides bombings were not there. ISIS Daesh were not there.

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  • Prem Prasad, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    All these years Sanghies were not ruling the country.

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  • Venkatesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Head scarf or Shawl or anything related to religious belief should be banned in schools. 'If They have freedom to wear why not these people ?' This question comes everywhere if one group of people allowed to wear their religious dress code. Let them wear whatever they want in streets but not in schools or colleges..

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    Resist, resist and resist. Communicate and publish internationally the attrocities committed by the communal and inaction by the current government. International opinion will counts.

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  • SRJ, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Says who! with majority of institutions not run by communal orgs, but run by peace loving community!

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Over here both politicians and the police are supporting these communal elements. The case being such how can we expect justice?

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  • Adithya, Kudla

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Social media is posioning children's minds

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Religious hatred only brings destruction.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    When educated illiterates rule this is bound to happen.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Uniforms are prescribed to promote uniformity, feeling of oneness and unity among students while hijab and shawl breed communalism and fanaticism. Each and every cause of polarization in the educational institutions must be eliminated. Otherwise it will spread like disease in the whole society once these students are out of colleges. There should be a ban on students’ unions affiliated to political parties and communal organizations. In US public schools even religious books and literature are not permitted in order to maintain the secular fabric of the nation.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    No hijab and No saffron shawl only uniform...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Inside the school campus dress code as prescribed by the school authorities prevails. But conditional demand and challenge the school by students to wear shawl until hijab is banned is illegal and not accepted. Students don’t have that right to demand. Students of all faith has right to attend any school of thier choice provided they follow and respect the rules of that school.

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    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Once Ravish Kumar at prime time said ! this hatred will turn your children into criminals. time is no far away. The values of education system are in the verge of collapse..

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Dear HENRY MISQUITH, India , Warning was and is right. Value system has evaporated a long time ago. If there was indeed value system, why will the principal de-cloth a student for bringing mobile phones? As if there is no other way of bringing discipline? Value system behind ill-treated aged parents, especially the educated kids, was this provided by the School? Most importantly, the way the kids (those that are vulnerable) today are facing jungle-raj, was this provided in School? The only value system we got or did not get from school is Money rules supreme. Again, proof of this is in Puranas also. Value system needs to be respected and followed by the society. School can give, but the education imparted is thrown into dustbin the very moment certificate is handed over.....then value system is the least priority. Sad but true. A PERTINENT POINT FROM YOU....REALLY APPRECIATE..!!

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Chris Sangi Nelson cannot digest above news followed by Almeida.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Please dont drag Christian's into communal problems. Of Hindus and muslism. Wear all your cloth at home.This man talks the reality but law.and order is lacking then people of all faith suffer and country produce refugees soon. People vote wisely and select your leaders accordingly. India is our mother land and very kind place.for every one to live in peace and harmony. Practice peace.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Make it mandatory to sign an undertaking from the student as well as parents that none of them will not bring in any communal condition until the student is on the roll. Failing to which, the institution is free to terminate him/her without warning. All will be straightened up. Once terminated, let them go and join their instigators, whether PFI or VHP/BD.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Sir, regarding uniform dress code , mu opinion is first of all Teachers and LECTURERS and office staff must wear. Now these people come in a such a fashionable dress, that as they go for fashion shows. These type of civil dress disturbance for students.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Ban ABVP

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  • Wilfred Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Leave all your individual beliefs, privileges outside all public places like education institutes, government offices, etc., and follow the uniform code of conduct including uniform dress'. The place where you live or own belongs to you, therefore your beliefs, privileges can be practiced at your premises...

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  • Pintu Singh, Kudla

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Very well said.

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  • Hussein, Moodbidri

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Uniform should be compatible to all. Here issue is "cover" or "expose". There is no problem to any community, if they cover. Where as for another community, they cannot expose. In such cases, best choice is to cover. If you do not want to cover, let others cover, whoever wants to cover. There is no harm. I have studied in Jain school. Once, a chief priest of that community visited our school. We gave respect to him. Because he is strictly following his religion. We cannot say that we come to school same like him. Different communities have different practices. We should respect, everybody's belief.

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Those who want to cover it is better to go to madrasa instead of creating problems in school dress code. Do not carry your religious practices to school which is a place for education only.

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangalore, Kudla

    Sun, Jan 09 2022

    What is she wearing?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    uniforms dresses will finish off all evils crops up now & den in da schools & colleges. I am seeing many schools uniforms which r stitched w/o exposures. if u people wanted head scarves chose madrasas.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Dear Hussein, Moodbidri , For 70 odd years, we did not have problem with not having option to chose what we covered or exposed. How did it suddenly become pertinent and most importantly in the context of education?

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  • Syed, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    For 70 odd years, Our Hindu brothers did not have any problem with Muslims. How did it suddenly become ' Hindu Khatre me hai'.

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