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Udupi Hijab controversy: Girls barred from classes begin to protest

Udupi Hijab controversy: Girls barred from classes begin to protest

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Jan 20, 2022: The five girls in a pre-university college in Karnatka’s Udupi who were barred from classes for wearing a Hijab have begun to protest. This comes a day after a meeting was organised to solve the issue, but it failed to bring any conclusion to the ongoing controversy.


Udupi hijab row

The five girls are holding placards as a sign of protest against the decision to not allow them to wear Hijabs in classes.

The meeting on Wednesday, January 19, between the students, parents, government officials and the school management was supposed to solve the issue of the Hijab row. However, those who attended the meeting said that no conclusion was reached during the meeting.

The issue has been going on since January 1, 2022. The management of the government pre-university college in the coastal town of Udupi barred six Muslim girls from attending classes for wearing hijab as the dress was against prescribed norms of the college.

The college development committee president, MLA Ragupathi Bhat, said the issue was created by a few and had no standing.

“Hijabs have never been allowed to be worn since the beginning as part of the uniform. There is a uniform that everyone wears as part of the policy and Hijabs are not part of that. We have written to the government regarding this and are awaiting their reply,” the MLA said.

Courtesy:India Today

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