Reminding once again that Kerala is fast becoming an Islamic republic, the state Medical Education Director Dr Ramla Beevi has issued an order stating that Rakshabandhan festival should not be organised in government medical colleges.
The order states that it has come to the notice that RSS’s Rakshabandhan events were conducted in previous years without the prior permission of authorities. The department takes a serious view of this and recommends authorities to prevent recurrence of such events.
The controversial order was issued on Thursday. It is clear that the order has the blessings of the higher-ups in the ministry and government. The order covers all medical, nursing and dental colleges in the state where one needs prior permission of the department to organise Rakshabandhan event.
When asked Dr Ramla Beevi said Rakshabandhan was a Hindu festival and therefore cannot be allowed. When it was pointed out that all sections of society celebrate Rakshabandhan she did not respond. There were instances that some faculty members were forcing students to remove rakhis on campuses.