Monday, February 22, 2010
Indian teacher accused of preaching Christianity expelled from Vaikaradhoo, Maldives
22 February 2010
An Indian teacher employed at Haa Dhaalu Atoll Vaikaradhoo School has been expelled from that island after being accused of spreading Christianity.
Vaikaradhoo Councillor Ahmed Hashim said that the Indian national who taught Computer Studies at the school on that island was sent to Male on Thursday at the request of the Ministry of Education. He said that a Maldivian teacher had complained that the Indian had been trying to tell students stories about Christianity in order to spread that religion.
Hashim said that “even as he was being escorted out of the island the man had asked someone to spread the stories he had told. The man had also taught a Christian prayer to a large number of students.”
"He had spoken to students about the Sacred Prophet (Mohamed) in derogatory terms", Hashim added.
The Police Office confirmed that although the matter has been referred to the Police, investigations are being done by the Education Ministry.
So far we have not been able to obtain any comment from the Education Ministry regarding this matter.
Earlier this month there was an allegation that a foreign teacher who teaches in Raa Atoll Rasgetheemu had spoken to students criticising Islam.
(Translation of Haveeru news item)