September 2nd, 2011
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Prohibitions on Onam celebrations

pookalamKozhikode: Fundamentalist Muslim teachers, at Calicut girls high school prevented the students from organizing Pookalam( flower carpet) competition. The teachers said that it was against Muslim beliefs and sentiments. The students were forced to go back home disheartened.

DYFI staged long hours of protest in front the school. The PTA later organized a meeting where in the parents demanded the function to be organized tomorrow. The Pookalam competition has been postponed for tomorrow. The DyFi workers accused that the priest in the nearby mosque had instructed the teachers to cancel such programs as it was against their beliefs.



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