Ayyappa devotees staged a protest in front of the school
Hyderabad (Telangana) – On 30th November at Ayyappa Swamy Mohuns School in Hyderabad, a class 6th student was allegedly abused for wearing an Ayyappa Mala and was asked to remove it by his class teacher. 41 days of fasting is observed by the devotees visiting Sabrimala Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Kerala. Devotees who observe this Vrat compulsorily must wear black clothing and tilak. Some of the students in the class were observing this Vrat. They were forced to remove the black cloths and wipe off the tilak from their foreheads. Ayyappa Swamy devotees staged a protest in front of the school and demanded that the students be allowed to enter the school.
#Hyderabad – Student refused entry to school for wearing Ayyappa Mala, kicks in the school uniform debate
— Times Now Education (@TimesNowCareers) November 30, 2022
A similar incident took place on 23rd November at Singareni High School in Mandamari, after a Class 10th student was denied entry into the school for wearing the Ayyappa Mala. As per the report by local news agencies, the student’s father alleged that his son was denied admission to the school for wearing Ayyappa Mala.
(Ayyappa Mala is made of Rudraksh, Raktachandan and Tulsi)