Senior officials from the district administration, accompanied by a police contingent, promptly arrived at a missionary-run school in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, after a group of demonstrators allegedly defaced the institution. The protesters claimed to be affiliated with the Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP). They installed saffron flags, inscribed Jai Shri Ram on the school walls, and accused the school of engaging in conversions disguised as spreading education.
The principal of the school, located in Shahzadpur village, lodged a complaint with the police, detailing the mob’s actions. According to the complaint, the demonstrators also voiced objections to the construction of a church by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad. CCTV cameras and a statue on the school premises were purportedly damaged by the protesters.
Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandey assured the school management that appropriate action would be taken in response to their complaint. He made this statement after the arrival of the senior officials from the district administration, who were accompanied by a police contingent.