Mangaluru, July 30, 2016 : Around 50 to 60 activists of the Sri Rama Sene raided the St Thomas Aided Higher Primary School at Padu Bandanthila on July 30, Saturday morning, reportedly after several local residents complained to them that Urdu and Arabic was forcibly taught to students of Sixth and Seventh Standards.
It is learnt, the activists also took to task the teacher who conducted the Arabic and Urdu classes.
Sri Rama Sene’s Zonal President Anand Shetty who spoke to reporters on the occasion said the school management should also teach Vedas and Bhagavad Gita if it wants to teach Urdu and Arabic, as students from all religions study in the school.
Meanwhile, it has been gathered that the Sri Rama Sene activists even spoke to Melwyn Braggs, Headmaster of the School who in turn has reportedly assured to stop the Arabic and Urdu classes immediately.
The headmaster has clarified that the school taught Arabic before class hours to interesting students only and that the decision was taken after a PTA meeting. "The school also teaches German, French and Karate to interested students" he said and added all extra-classes would be discontinued immediately.
He also stated that no complaint would be lodged as the activists did not do any harm or much trouble.