Vellapally Natesan, leader of Kerala’s numerically strong Hindu Ezhava community, has said that girl and boy students sitting together in classes is against Indian culture and it creates anarchy. While replying to questions from media persons in Kochi on Sunday, Vellapally said that the policy framed by the LDF government for both girls and boys to be taught in the same uniform and in schools together is absolutely unfair.
You will not see this happening in educational institutions of Christians and Muslims
Vellapally Natesan, who is considered very close to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said that we are not in favor of girls and boys sitting together in classes. We have our Indian culture. As we are not living in America or England we should follow Indian Culture. Netesan went on to say that our culture does not accept boys and girls hugging and sitting together. You will never see this happening in educational institutions of Christians and Muslims.
Sitting together of students creates chaos: Natesan
He said that sitting together of students creates chaos. He said that such a weird system of girls and boys sitting together is being seen in most of the Hindu colleges. He said that this is one of the reasons why such institutions do not get good grades or funding from the University Grants Commission (UGC).
They can do whatever they want after 18: Natesan
He further said that young adults under the age of 18 or in colleges should not sit together and hug each other while they are still studying. Once kids are older and mature, they can do whatever they want, Natesan said. Natesan also said that it is unfortunate that the LDF government, despite calling itself a secular government, is succumbing to religious pressure, and has not stayed late on some of its decisions.