‘Good for Christians if Hindus avoid convent schools’: Goa Legislator;

 

Goa’s Factories and Boilers minister Deepak Dhavalikar and his wife Lata have exhorted Hindu parents against sending their children to convent schools.

Caitu Silva

PanajiCaitu Silva, a legislator of the ruling alliance in Goa, on Wednesday sarcastically said that if Hindus do not want to send their children to minority institution-run convent schools, then Catholic students would stand a better chance of admission.

“If Hindus don’t want to send their children to convents, then better for us. There will be more seats for Catholic students to avail a better education,” Silva told reporters at the state secretariat on Wednesday.

The comments by Silva, a Goa Vikas Party legislator from the Catholic-dominated Benaulim constituency, come after a Goa cabinet minister and his wife have repeatedly exhorted parents to avoid admitting their wards to minority institution-run convent schools because they claim the education and atmosphere there takes children away from Hindu culture.

Over the last three days on numerous occasions, Goa’s Factories and Boilers minister Deepak Dhavalikar and his wife Lata have exhorted Hindu parents against sending their children to convent schools.

The couple have also asked women to wear kumkum (vermillion) and sarees to avoid being subjected to eve-teasing and said that adoption of Western culture leads to rape.
IANS

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5 Comments

  1. Cedric Vaz said,

    April 12, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Dear Caitu, Get real ! Catholic schools in Goa (30% Catholics), Mumbai (3% Catholics) and Rest of India (2 % Catholics) cannot fill up our catholic or convent schools. There will be no money and no donations (if we do not take non-catholics) to run our own schools. So who will be the loser ? Back again Catholics like you and me ! Think about this …..

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    • April 13, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Close down our schools.We have given good education to all no matter of caste,creed or faith at affordable prices.This has not been appreciated with this new govt. We never experienced this since our independence.its best we shut down and hold the dignity of our community.

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