Ranchi principal, staff in soup over ‘conversion’ bid

The teacher, Nalini Nayak, claimed she was terminated from service after she refused to embrace Christianity.

Published: 29th November 2018 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2018 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

The complainant said she joined Carmel School on April 6, 2013 | EXPRESS

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RANCHI: A Ranchi court on Tuesday ordered the police to file an FIR against the principal and three other staff of Carmel School on the charge of ‘forcible conversion’, following a complaint lodged by a teacher.

The teacher, Nalini Nayak, claimed she was terminated from service after she refused to embrace Christianity.

Nalini alleged that she was being forced to convert to Christianity and when she refused, she was terminated from service by the principal.

“The complaint was filed on Monday in the court of Judicial Magistrate Kashika M Prasad and in the first hearing on Monday; it directed Namkom Police Station to file an FIR against the accused under various sections for pressuring Nalini Nayak to convert. They were booked for criminal conspiracy with common intention and molestation,” Nayak’s advocate Avnish Ranjan Mishra said. 

The court also directed the police to file an action taken report in the case, he said, adding, “Nayak was being mentally tortured by the accused and was even manandled by them.”

The complainant said she joined the school on April 6, 2013 and was confirmed in service on April 1, 2016, subject to a precondition that she will embrace Christianity. Soon after being confirmed in the job, the principal, Sister Delia and staffers Sister M Renisha, Sister Teresita Mari and Sister Mari Theresa started piling pressure on her to attend Church service and religious functions on the school campus late at night.

“On September 27, the principal called me to her chamber and threatened that I could be killed if I refused to convert to Christianity. On October 1, I was terminated from service,” the complainant said.

The accused principal and the other staffers were away when this correspondent paid a visit to the school. 
None of the other staff members could throw any light on the whereabouts of the accused.


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  • Joseph Anthony Gathia

    This story seems strange. The school is being framed. Ths school will not do such foolish thing.
    2 years ago reply
  • Rajesh

    Most probably the case is motivated and a lie.
    2 years ago reply
    • Sane Liesbuster

      Wow! So now your speculations should be considered the gospel truth
      2 years ago reply

    The public has become so gullible and hungry for lies and instigation by certain sections of the Media
    2 years ago reply
    • Sane Liesbuster

      2 years ago reply
  • Vikram

    Nehru wrote into law to give special privileges to Christians and Muslims. That include running their schools the way they want. All the rules that applies to Hindu schools do not apply to Christian schools. That is the state of affairs in India. It is pathetic and BJP will not do anything about it. This case will go on for many years and everyone will forget about it.
    2 years ago reply
    • sama

      Can we do something about it?
      2 years ago reply
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