Hijab not allowed in Karnataka board exams

Bangalore, March 28 (KMS): The Karnataka state government has refused to allow head HIjab in classrooms during exams leaving many Muslim girls out of examination halls in the Indian state.

Amid the hijab ban, the Karnataka state board examinations for 10th standard began on Monday in which more than 8.76 lakh students appeared for the exams in 3,440 centres across the state.

“After the high court order, we’ve not allowed that (hijab). We’ve given clarification that the students can come into the campus in hijab but they cannot put it on in the classroom. The same condition will apply during the exams,” the BJP government’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister B.C. Nagesh said.

Several Muslim girls at a college in Udupi had boycotted classes and skipped practical exams after they were denied permission to wear hijab.

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