‘I Love Hijab’ Movement launched in Karnataka

Bengaluru, February 05 (KMS): The hijab row in Karnataka is spreading fast to other districts of the state. Muslim students in Mysuru district started a “I love hijab” movement extending their support to the protest of students in Udupi district to wear a hijab and attend classes.

The group of students gathered near the historical Bannimantap and staged a protest urging the government to allow students with hijab. The protesters held placards saying ‘I love hijab’ and later attended classes wearing hijab.

The police intervened when Hindu students came to classes wearing saffron shawls in Ramdurg College of Belagavi in north Karnataka.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a meeting on the evolving situation in the state over the hijab row. Education Minister B.C. Nagesh and top officers of the education department attended the meeting and briefed Bommai on the issue.

Minister for Power, Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar said, “How can students from poor backgrounds move the High Court? Who is behind them?” he questioned.

Former Minister from the Congress U.T. Khader warned the ruling BJP that if the students come out in the open, the government can’t withstand it.

Another senior Congress leader B.Z. Zameer Ahmad Khan stated that he was pained to see the students denied entry into college and standing on the road in Kundapur for wearing a hijab. “It was wrong. The ruling BJP is behind this,” he said.

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