New Delhi, Aug 1: A private school in Bharuch city of Gujarat has drawn flak from the parents and local Hindu outfits for issuing a diktat barring the girl students wearing Mehandi on their hands from attending classes. The new diktat was issued by Queen of Angels School, run by a Christian trust. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 45-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Dies, State's Death Toll Reaches 5
As per reports, the girls were wearing Mehandi and they were stopped from entering their classes. School even asked parents not to send their children to schools with Mehandi applied to the hands until it is completely disappeared. Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: Here is How You Can Parent Your Ageing Parents During This Health Emergency
Meanwhile, later school administration, Sister Shila, said, “This type of incident will not be repeated. We celebrate all festivals. We don’t discriminate against students on the basis of their religion. This rule has been followed in our school from the beginning. We haven’t suspended anyone.”
Objecting to the directive, the parents of the students staged a protest outside the school and shouted slogans against the school.
Last month, a top Pune school had issued a directive on the girl students’ innerwear colour. The new diktat by the Maeer’s MIT School said that the girl students are supposed to wear white coloured or skin coloured innerwear to school. However, later the school, in its defence, said that the new rule has been made to ensure safety to the girl students.