Mangaluru: After Sri Ram Sena raid, St Thomas School suspends Arabic class

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August 6, 2016

Mangaluru, Aug 6: A week after Sri Ram Sena activists raided the St Thomas Aided Higher Primary School at Bondanthila in the outskirts of the city, the management of the school has decided to suspend the optional Arabic language teaching class.

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The decision comes after the school management convened a meeting of village elders and parents on Friday in the wake of increased pressure by the Hindutva groups to stop the Arabic class.

The Sri Ram Sena had threatened to hold protests if the school continued to hold Arabic classes. The group, however, has not raised objection to teaching of other foreign languages like French and German.

On July 30 a group of around 40 miscreants belonging to Sri Ram Sena barged into the school while the Arabic teaching was going on in a classroom. Even though the students clarified that no one forced them to learn Arabic, the intruders threatened the Arabic teacher and snatched books from the students.

Following a complaint from the school headmaster Mangaluru Rural Police has registered cases of trespass and rioting against the Sri Ram Sena activists. Around 20 miscreants were taken into custody after the incident.

According to Melwyn Braggs, the headmaster of the School, they had been teaching German, French and Arabic to students for the last few years. This year, parents had, during the parent-teacher meeting, said they did not want French and German but wanted Arabic and karate classes to continue.

While karate is taught on Friday, Arabic classes are held on Saturday, and the school management had made arrangements for teachers to teach these subjects.

Braggs, rubbished the allegations of forcibly teaching Arabic students and said that attendance to these classes was purely voluntary. Only about 40 of the 59 students of classes 6 and 7 were attending the Arabic class, he said.

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Wake uP
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

As A.Mangalore (4) said thousands of hindus working in Gulf?
What will happen if they learn Arabic in Gulf ... Question : WILL they all Become Terrorist?
When your dirty tactics doesnt work to fool people, then your plan will be dumb, you all will be in stupidity... LOOKS VERY STUPID.

Dont play with Divine religion, U will be looked after by your CREATOR on your mischief and ALLAH is the best of Planner... All your plans are flopping and now U guys look VERY STUPID in your claim.
Divine religion will be spread despite your evil agenda.
Try whatever ways
Try whatever wealth
Try whatever manpower
Try whatever energy U have. U will have to bow down to the divine religion...
Please read atleast one time in your life time the DIVINE SCRIPTURE (The QURAN) & Know who is enemy of MANKIND? is it MUSLIMs or those put hatred in the people . U will get a CLEAR answer to those who are intellect in searching for the TRUE GOD.

Karana rao
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

good finally school accepted whatever they are doing is totally wrong.

manmohan
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

what was the need of teaching arabic in school, if students was that much interested to learn they could learn from madrasa.

shiva sena mangalore
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

well done!! this s how we deal with schools,

A. Mangalore
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

Now I am worried that there are thousands of Hindus from our state are working in the gulf state where the official language and spoken language is Arabic. Thousands of hindu students are also going here for schools and there is a option of learning Arabic also in the schools.
Now these hate mongers may give order for all the hindus to leave the job of Arabic countries and come back to India.

SK
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

No problem, Muslim students will learn Arabic at home/Madrasa......Hindus are not at all interested.... But the christans are the losers

N S Mohammed
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

Government is helpless in front of Hindu extremist group. This is encouraging to chaddi group.
Unless sleeping government start to take stringiest action against this chaddis & public United against social enemies good citizen faces issues. Only jobless uneducated people get temporary victory over land.

But don't forget every human being accounted for their deeds on the earth none is spared regardless his strength, power on earth.

Abdullah
 - 
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

I thank the school management and headmaster for arranging Arabic language classes to interested students including my son. Now suspending Arabic class is also a wise decision in the wake of threats from Sri Ram Sena and other uneducated hatemonger groups.

I, as a parent of one of the students of the school request the police to book all those who raided the school under Goonda Act and break their legs in custody.

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