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Hijab row: Students denied entry in college for not wearing school uniform

Studens stpped at gate for wearing Hijab

The hijab row in Karnataka is not ending as girl students wearing hijab or burqa were stopped at the entrance of the Bhandarkars’ College of Kundapur in Udupi district on Thursday morning.

The news: Muslim girl students who came to the college wearing burqa or hijab were stopped at the entrance by the Principal of Bhandrakars’ College.

  • The Principal told students that as per the government order and college guidelines they will have to come in uniform to the classes.
  • The girl students argued that they have been coming to the college in hijab for a long time and they must be permitted. But the entry was denied.
  • The administration of Bhandrakars’ College on Wednesday had also denied permission to students who came to classes in saffron shawls.
  • Soon after denying entry the students raised slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
  • On January 1 a similar case was reported at the Government Pre-university College for Women in Udupi.
  • Girl students were denied entry inside the classroom and had to stand outside for wearing a hijab inside the school premises.
  • The state government has set up a high level committee to decide whether to allow hijab-wearing students in classrooms.
  • Until the report is submitted, the government has asked students to attend classes in uniform without wearing hijab. However, the same is not being followed by the students.
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