Maharashtra State Environment Minister, Aaditya Thackeray recently shared his thoughts over the current hijab row controversy on Wednesday. He said that a prescribed uniform in schools, colleges, and other institutions must be followed, and religious and political issues should not be brought into schools and colleges.
The news: Aaditya Thackeray believes education must be the primary focus of educational institutions as the debate over the hijab, or headscarf, worn by Muslim girls in Karnataka is getting heated up.
What is going on: According to Thackeray, in schools and colleges, where a uniform is required, it should be worn. Only education should be the focus of educational centers.
What are they saying: Thackeray told TOI, “It’s unfortunate that religious and social divides exist in educational institutions. This does not exist in Maharashtra, and we do not want it. Some institutes require a uniform, while others do not, and everyone follows the prescribed uniform and adjusts to it socially and otherwise. Apart from following and adjusting to institute uniforms, this has to be the norm, and nobody should impose it on each other.”
- “Politics and religion should not be taught in schools.” Pilots, schools, and the armed forces, for example, wear headscarves that match their uniforms. This must be done.