Muslim female students have been protesting for a few days in the southern Indian province of Karnataka against the banning of Hijab in all educational institutions in India. The Minister of Education of Karnataka, BC Nagesh won them in this regard.
Last Saturday, Muslim students demonstrated at the entrance of Kondapur Vandarkars Arts and Science Degree College in Udupi district of Karnataka, demanding to wear hijab in class.
They complained that college security guards prevented them from wearing hijab when trying to enter the compass.
On the other hand, Karnataka’s Minister of Education and leader of the ruling BJP Nagesh has warned that there are attempts to create unrest in the state.
He claimed protesters did not wear hijab before. The protests are aimed at creating unrest after the issuance of administrative guidelines.
For this reason, the necessary administrative intervention will be taken to keep the situation stable, he said.
In the Udupi district of Karnataka, the administration has recently imposed some restrictions on students coming to class wearing the hijab. The guidelines state: “Students will not be allowed to enter the university campus after wearing the hijab. The scarves can then enter the university campus. However, the color of the scarf will be two-tone. No other clothing will be allowed on campus or in the college canteen. ‘
Due to this administrative message, various college authorities have placed restrictions on Muslim students wearing the hijab.
In January, six Muslim female students were banned from taking classes at the government-run Pew Girls’ College, Udupi, after wearing the first hijab. On Wednesday, a new student from Kundapur Government Junior College was banned from entering campus wearing hijab.