Indian extremism intensified. Muslim girls are banned from wearing hijab.
A government college in Udpi district of Karnataka has banned students from wearing hijab inside the classroom for almost a month now. Seven Muslim students of the college, who had demanded that they be allowed to wear hijab to class, have been denied.
The principal of Government Women’s Pre-University College, Udpi, said the ban was imposed to maintain “uniformity”.
One protesting student, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “We are demanding our basic rights and nothing more. The college is trying to present us in a bad light by demanding our rights. We are not allowed inside the college unless we line up. It’s been 20 days, and they’ve declared us absent. ”
“Girls are allowed to wear the hijab or burqa until they reach their desk, but once the class starts, they should remove it,” said Rudra Gowda, principal of the college. There are no uniformity and it has been followed for the last 37 years, but now these issues are polluting the college environment. Karnataka is facing such extremist incidents for many years. Similar incidents have been reported in Adupi, Dakshina Kannada and Chikmagalur districts.