Manipur school burnt down after principal takes disciplinary action

A Christian missionary school, St Joseph High School Sugnu, Kakching district of Manipur was burnt down on 25th April, a few days after principal takes disciplinary action against few students.

The Manipur school which was burnt down was St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Sugnu which was the second oldest Catholic school in Manipur.

Rev Fr Dominic , school principal said that a total of 10 rooms were destroyed, two of them with important documents, files and equipment. He said that the school authorities took disciplinary action on six students a week ago and were allowed to attend classes.

School students Representative Image

School students Representative Image

He said: “We have been discussing that the cause of the burning down could be a negotiation with a local student organisation as they did not like the correctional measure we had taken against some students. They wanted the punishment quashed”.

The principal said that one of the reprimanded students posted abusive content about the school and class teacher on the social media.

Letpao Haokip, Manipur Minister said: “This is an act of extremists. A students organisation is burning down a school. I condemn the act. Whoever is involved in this act will be booked and punished. I will help in the reconstruction of school so that students do not lose an academic year”.

Police were informed about the incident and they registered the case, further investigation is underway.

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