BANGALORE: A blanket ban has been imposed against wearing hijab in the Sri Ramakunjeshwara First Grade College in Karnataka, India Today reported on Tuesday.
According to the management of the college, wearing hijab in classrooms may affect the academic process and would make students belonging to other communities feel uncomfortable.
The India Today’s report stated that more than 100 Muslim students of the college have been boycotting classes in protest against the blanket ban.
The report quoted college Principal Vasanth Rao saying “there is no discrimination. We are implementing a [disciplinary] rule that already existed. The parents were aware of it.”
“We have a common code for uniform and that cannot be broken,” another member of the management said.
The report also said that Muslim leaders have approached district administration and threatened to take the issue to court if justice is not served.