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Hijab row: 13 Muslim girls boycott exam in Karnataka

Hijab row: 13 Muslim girls boycott exam in Karnataka

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Even as the majority of Muslim college students in the Indian State of Karnataka on Monday attended instructions with out carrying hijab as consistent with the High Court’s meantime order, thirteen college students from the Government High School in Shivamogga district refused to take the SSLC (Class 10) preparatory examination after being asked to put off hijab, reviews The Statesman.

The college students of Government Public School of Shivamogga district were stopped by means of teachers and asked to put off their hijab. The college students, however, outrightly refused to shun hijab and demanded that they be allowed to write exams.

The instructors and school management attempted to convince them via asking them to put in writing checks in a separate room with out a hijab. However, the students rejected the offer and decided to boycott the exam. Parents of the ladies, who reached faculty there, additionally supported their youngsters and took them home pronouncing that with out hijab they can’t attend classes.

Aliya Mehat, a scholar who boycotted the examination for hijab, stated, The courtroom is yet to present order, anything it’s far we will not take off hijab. It is ok if we don’t write assessments. Exams are not crucial for me, religion is vital. We will not come to school if hijab is not made mandatory. My parents have asked me to come returned domestic if requested to take off my hijab, she said. However, greater than 100 other Muslim women, who are reading in the school, attended the training without a hijab.

Meanwhile, Congress legislators attended the joint session of the assembly carrying black badges amid hijab row underneath the leadership of Opposition leader Siddaramaiah. The birthday celebration maintained that they had been protesting the disintegrate of constitutional values all through the administration of the BJP within the state.

Kaneez Fathima, the Congress MLA attended the first-day session clad in hijab. While taking element in a protest against regulations on carrying hijab by means of Muslim college students, she had said that she might attend the Assembly session in hijab and dared the ruling party to prevent her. BJP MLC D.S. Arun attended the council wearing a saffron shawl.