'Hijab may affect academic process, make others uncomfortable'

College management in India imposes blanket ban on wearing Islamic headgear.


July 17, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (42)

Vikram | 9 years ago | Reply

It is strange very few Muslim women wear Hijab or burqa in US. Most converts in their middle age wear burqa to protect themselves from bad non-Muslims.

Muslim women have a right to wear Hijab in India.

BRUISED INDIAN | 9 years ago | Reply

So its all up in arms if the Indians decide it; but its perfectly ok if Turkey disallows it? Damn hypocrisy!

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