After Clarence High School in Karnataka came under the scanner of Hindu attire for forcing Bible lessons on students, a similar incident happened in Tamil Nadu. A Class VI student alleged that teachers at the school tried to forcibly convert her to Christianity. She also said that they made fun of her.
The incident came to light after the girl’s parents filed a complaint with the police when she complained to them. The Tiruppur district SP office said the case was being investigated by the local police. Meanwhile, the BJP has called for strict action against the accused teachers. Vanathi Sreenivasan, national chairwoman of the BJP women’s wing and MP for Coimbatore, said strong action needed to be taken on the matter. She also said the BJP is demanding an anti-conversion law in Tamil Nadu, to prevent offenders from escaping.
A report of the case was made by the IANS, which also mentioned the student’s statement. She alleged that teachers were angry when students referred to other gods and forced them to accept that Jesus was all-powerful. She also said a teacher dipped her hand in water and preached to her about Jesus in an attempt to convert her. The report dropped on April 26. Two teachers were mainly accused in this case.