The principal of St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, Father Felix Raj, has issued the following statement
What has happened in Christ Church School is an uncivilised way of protesting. Any good person will definitely condemn what happened. The arrest of the principal is on flimsy grounds and the whole way of handling the situation by the authorities has been very unsatisfactory.
The Christian community has been a peaceful and service-oriented community and this incident at Christ Church School has not only shocked the Christian community in the state and the country, but also all the right-minded people of the whole country.
Such incidents should not be allowed to continue anywhere in any part of the state. This is a very poor way of teaching our children which in turn can have a negative effect on them.
An educational institution is a temple of wisdom and we must promote love and fellowship in such institutions instead of hatred and violence.
While sympathising with the parents of the girl who died, St. Xavier’s College strongly condemns the violence and destruction of the school property and the way the mob took the law into their hands.
St. Xavier’s College seeks the government to intervene in the matter and do justice.