Maoist Communist Party, Manipur today said that closing of St. Joseph School and Little Flower School’s gate was done by the outfit in order to bring changes in schools.
Giving the reasons of shutting down the two schools, a press statement signed by Comrade Nonglen Meitei, Secretary Publicity and Propaganda, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur said that the two schools are religion oriented and misguiding the children. It added that Manipur Maoist gives similar respect to all the religion and it has been requesting to the schools since 2011 not to use education as a means of spreading religion. It is a warning to the Catholic Schools in the state that these schools should be renamed as private schools from Catholic schools. Any religious activities should not be conducted at the premises of any schools, be it Catholic School, Hindu School, Islam School or Sanamahi School.
It also warned the schools that took part in the Republic Day Celebration of India, to apologize to the people of the state within ten days.