When two students refused to sign an official form against religious belief, their teachers took to beating them.
On September 13, a primary school in Fujian’s Quanzhou circulated a form to all students. The form was a proposal, entitled, “Hand-in-Hand Combined Resistance to Xie Jiao.” In China, xie jiao refers to heterodox teachings, and association with them is punishable under Article 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code.
The students were supposed to take these forms to their parents and co-sign along with them. However, 12-year-old Liangliang (pseudonym), a young Christian, was upset by such a proposal and threw it away, rather than taking it home.
The next day in school, when he failed to present the signed form, his teacher grabbed him by his ears and yelled at him, hurling threats and intimidations. He was also slapped on his head and pushed against a metal shelf on the class blackboard, causing him to fall to the ground. He was forced to sign the form. Six days later, Liangliang was still in pain, and his body had bruises from the thrashing.
Meanwhile, another teacher kicked nine-year-old Mingming (pseudonym), also from a Chrisitan family, in his stomach with her feet for not signing the form. When he did take the form home, he cried helplessly and told his mom he did not want to go back to the school.
As per some experts, the CCP’s intention is not only to forbid religious beliefs amongst the students, but also to find out parents who are believers so they can be targeted for the same.
Reported by Lin Yijiang