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Hindus protest Muslim prayers at public school
by Tom Godfrey
Hindus from across Toronto plan to protest outside a North York middle school until a controversial Friday prayer session for 400 Muslim students is stopped.
The Canadian Hindu Advocacy is one of a number of Toronto-area groups who are opposed to the 30- to 40-minute services that occurred in the cafeteria of Valley Park Middle School on Overlea Blvd. from November to March.
An imam from a local mosque is brought to school to head the service, officials said. During the service male students are made to sit in front of the girls.
"This is alarming and unacceptable," said Advocacy director Ron Banerjee. "We respect the separation of church and state."
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