Hindutva outfit sends threatening letters to schools on Christmas in MP

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The Hindutva Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) has threatened the school principals not to make Hindu children Santa Claus during the Christmas celebrations in Indian state Madhya Pradesh (MP).

According to Kashmir Media Service, in threat letters, which were written to all school principals in Bhopal city, said students are being made Santa Claus in the Christmas celebrations in schools and they are also being asked to bring Christmas trees. “This is an attack on our Hindu culture, it is a conspiracy to inspire Hindu children to Christianity,” VHP’s threatening letter read.

“Our Hindu children should become Ram, become Krishna, become Buddha, Gautam, become Mahavir, become Guru Gobind Singh, all these should become, become revolutionary, and become great men, but should not become Santa,” it added.

It has also warned that if students were made Santa Claus without the permission of the parents, the VHP will take statutory legal action against that school.

Meanwhile, Indian troops killed two persons including a woman in Indian disturbed state Chhattisgarh. The woman and man were killed by the troops during an operation against the Naxalites who are demanding a separate state, in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district .

The police nabbed three women in the operation on the charge of working as watchers for Naxalites. The woman killed in the operation was identified as Kanthi Lingavva alias Anitha (41),a senior Chhattisgarh police officer claimed.—INP