Christians, bank employees protest cancellation of Good Friday holiday


Patna,(BiharTimes): The Patna branch of the All India Anglo-Indian Association on Friday protested against the state government’s decision to cancel the Good Friday holiday on March 29.

It urged the state government to reconsider its decision to cancel the holiday under Negotiable Instrument Act for all banks.

Its president Glenda Galstaun and vice president Denise Fleming said the state government’s decision has hurt the sentiment of Christian community.

Sandra Ellis, another member of the Association, asked as to how was it possible for Christian to attend their work when Good Friday was the day of fast and meditation.

Meanwhile, Bank Employees Federation, Bihar, on Friday burnt the effigies of chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy CM, Sushil Kumar Modi, at Dak Bungalow crossing to demand restoration of holiday on Good Friday.

Bank employees organized meetings and protest rallies in different parts of the state at the call of the Federation. Its general secretary, B Prasad, condemned the state government for cancelling holidays on account of Bihar Diwas and Good Friday on March 22 and 29 respectively.

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