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Plea to respect religion

Shayal Devi
Monday, April 21, 2014

RESPECT our religion too.

This is the plea from the committee members of Nadi Arya Samaj Primary School after a break-in on Saturday left many of their sacred religious items violated.

School board vice-president Hemant Kumar said it was shocking for him to come to school yesterday morning and to find the prayer room wrecked.

"Some people broke the louvers and entered the classroom where we place our utensils and items for prayer ceremonies," he said.

"We found meat and bones in our traditional hawan kund (fire pit) and all the utensils that we use for prayer ceremonies had been used by the intruders.

"We could see that they had a jolly good time but we are concerned about this lack of respect to our religion."

According to Mr Kumar, about 25 people had gathered for a Sunday morning hawan ceremony at the school but the prayers had to be cancelled because of the incident.

"We feel really sad because we respect other people's religion and if someone does this to us, it really is upsetting.

"Even though no money was stolen, we are upset because our religion was disrespected, especially during the holy Easter period"

Mr Kumar said they had lodged a complaint with the police.








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