‘Probe’ ordered after Muslim girls offered prayers in intolerant India varsity

Bhopal, March 28 (KMS): In growing intolerant India for Muslims, a Madya Pradesh university has ordered a probe after some Muslim girls wearing hijab were seen offering prayers in the university campus.

A video showing a Muslim student in hijab offering Namaz in a Madya Pradesh university drew strong reaction by Hindutva groups in India.

The video, shared on social media, shows the student offering Namaz allegedly inside a classroom at Dr. Harisingh Gour Sagar University.

A Hindutva group, Hindu Jagran Manch, complained to the university administration for an action against the student. The university said it has ordered an investigation.

“A committee has been formed to investigate this. Along with this, students have been told to keep religious worship at home. The university is for studying,” Vice-Chancellor Neelima Gupta said.

“The five-member committee will submit a report within three days and an action will be taken based on this,” Mr Sahgaura said.

The university has no formal dress code for students on campus, but they must attend classes in “basic ethical dressing,” the university’s media officer Vivek Jaiswal said.

The Hindutva group Hindu Jagran Manch’s Sagar unit chief Umesh Saraf alleged the student seen in the video has been attending lectures wearing a hijab for a long time.

“Such religious activities should not be allowed in educational institutions. She has been coming in hijab for long, but she was seen offering namaz inside the classroom. This is objectionable as educational institutions are a place for every religion,” Mr Saraf said.

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