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Right-wing groups stormed into a convent school in Madhya Pradesh and pelted stones at the building over claims of conversion of students to Christianity. The incident took place at St Joseph School in Ganj Basoda on Monday even as students were taking an exam, which had to be stopped because of the incident.

When the incident took place, students were immediately shifted to a room on the other floor of the building.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Roshan Rai has summoned the school management in view of the situation and a heavy police force has been deployed inside the school premises and the nearby church.

The Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad alleged that eight students were converted by the administration and demanded a probe.

At the time of the incident, students were taking an exam. However, the students were safely shifted to another room when the vandalism took place.

Visva Hindu Parishad head Nilesh Agrawal said the land for the school was donated by one Rajesh Mathur for building a hospital. However, it is now being used for business by the school. He demanded that the Chief Minister of the state and the District Collector initiate a probe in the matter of conversion and also said he would ask Rajesh Mathur to take back the land.

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