Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ASIA: INDONESIA: VANDALS ATTACK CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ASIA NEWS REPORT: by Nirmala Carvalho
No injuries. It is the tenth incident against the St. Joseph of Belgaum convent school since last January. For school principal Sister Thankam Michael, the attacks want to stir up mob violence.

Belgaum (AsiaNews) - Parents and teachers of the St. Joseph convent school in the district of Belgaum (Karnataka) are "concerned", "shocked" and "outraged". For the tenth time since the beginning of this year, on September 24 last, a group of unknown persons threw stones and bottles against the school building. All the incidents have gone unpunished, despite protests from the parent-teacher association.

"It has been like this since from 16 January - explains school principal Sister Michael Thankam to AsiaNews - each time the police increases the security level: now the monastery is guarded 24 a day. Yet, no one has ever been arrested. We fear that the purpose of these episodes is to foment popular unrest. "

At present, the school of St. Joseph has about two thousand students, of which only 415 are Christian.

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