Goa Convent schools must allow Hindu customs: Hindu Janajgruti Samiti

Enter your email address:

Get Goa News right in your mailbox!

Alleging that there is religious discrimination against Hindu students studying in convent schools, the Hindu Janajgruti Samiti (HJS) has called the government to issue notices to all convent schools in the state to stop the discrimination on the grounds of religion and that no Hindu student should be punished for following their customary Hindu rights.

“Hindu students studying in convent schools are barred from following their customs like putting mehndi, wearing flowers, wearing dupatta, bindi or tilki. It needs to be stopped,” said Manoj Solanki, state convener of HJS.

“We have taken a resolution opposing the discrimination of students at convent schools and will submit a memorandum to chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar urging him to stop this discrimination,” Solanki said.

HJS convener also said that if minority schools are given any privileges and majority of the students in that schools are from a majority community then such given privileges should be withdrawn.

“Our constitution is secular. Any privileges on the basis of religion it not justifiable. It is against the spirit of secularism,” Solanki said.

Solanki said that a vigilance team comprising parents, NGOs and government officials must be formed to check such religious atrocities and the teams should visit convent schools and directly talk to students and understand their difficulties about the following of religious practices.