Mangaluru: Three Sri Ram Sena activists arrested for attack on school

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July 31, 2016

Mangaluru, Jul 31: Three Hindutva activists have been arrested by Mangaluru police on Sunday in connection with an anti-Arabic raid' on a private school in the taluk. A few more miscreants are likely to be arrested.

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The arrested have been identified as Santosh, Nitin and Dinesh, all said to be activists of Sri Ram Sena, an extremist Hindutva outfit which is responsible for several vigilante attacks and communal clashes in Karnataka.

The arrested trio was part of around 40 miscreants who stormed St Thomas Aided Higher Primary School at Padu Bondanthila near Neermarga on the outskirts of the city on Saturday morning, questioning why Arabic language was being taught.

Even though the miscreants initially had managed to pressurise the school administration against lodging complaint, later a case was registered at jurisdictional Mangaluru Rural Police Station.

City Police Commissioner M. Chandra Sekhar said they have registered cases of trespass and rioting against the Sri Ram Sena activists. Assistant Commissioner of Police (South) N.S. Shruthi on Saturday visited the school and gathered information from the management.

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, he said.

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. “Attendance to these classes was purely voluntary,” Mr. Braggs said, adding that only about 40 of the 59 students of classes 6 and 7 were attending the Arabic class. He rubbished the allegations of forcible and compulsory Arabic class.

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AJITH BHATT
 - 
Monday, 8 Aug 2016

some one has commented that Gulf nations are giving us petroleum products are they giving it for FREE...?

India is the 4th largest buyer of petroleum products in India...India can buy petrol from any where in the world...no body gives any thing for free
Without European, us and Indian manpower the camel grazing arabs cannot even sell one litre of crude oil

Suresh
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Monday, 1 Aug 2016

They need job, petrol , disel, gas from these countries. But they dont want their language to learn.

Skyfall
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Monday, 1 Aug 2016

In dubai You hindus request us to teach arabic because you people want to deal with arabic people to save your jobs and back home you play politics? You think you will get more emotional votes by doing this? Now people are educated and realise that all that you are doing is for the sake of money and power. Your fake hindutva mission will not stand for a long time when people realise that you are the only one benefited by it.

David
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Sunday, 31 Jul 2016

F**KING GANDU RASHTRA PEOPLE

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