Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Arrests after girl dies at Indian Christian school
Principal arrested for negligence, protesters held for vandalism
- Zee News reporters
- September 16, 2013
Eleven persons including two women, were arrested on Sunday in connection with the vandalism at a Christian Missionary school, a class V student of which had died after allegedly being confined to a toilet by her seniors on September 11.
Altogether, 14 persons have been taken into custody in the case, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Biswajit Ghose said, adding, eight of them did not have any connection with the Christ Church Girls' High School at Dum Dum.
Of the 11 persons arrested during the day, nine were produced before the additional chief judicial magistrate's court in Barrackpore and were remanded to three-day police custody.
Three persons, two guardians and an outsider, were arrested yesterday after being charged with intrusion, vandalism and some other sections of the IPC and remanded to police custody.
Meanwhile, teachers of the school today visited the house of Oindrila Das and consoled her parents.
On September 12, the school's principal Helen Sarkar was arrested on the charge of negligence of duty after she resigned as principal under pressure from guardians who, along with outsiders, ransacked the school in protest against the alleged confinement of Oindrila in a toilet by seniors, which allegedly led to her death subsequently.
Governor MK Narayanan yesterday had ticked off the parents who had indulged in ransacking school offices after the death of Oindrila, saying, "I am depressed. If parents don't have discipline, what can you expect from the children?"
Source: Zee News