By Muslim Mirror
The two students who had filed a petition in the court to allow Hijab inside classrooms were turned away from the examination centre of their final class 12 board examination at the Vidyodaya PU College in Udupi, after they insisted on appearing in the exams wearing burqas.
Aliya Assadi and Resham after collecting their hall tickets tried to convince the invigilators and the college principal for around 45 minutes but were not allowed any exception to the court order upholding the state government’s ban.
Eventually, they were then seen quietly leaving the premises without taking the exams.
Beginning from today, the Karnataka Pre University Board is conducting the second Pre University exam (class 12 board exams).
According to the education department, almost 6,84,255 students have registered for the exams.
The exams will be held at 1,076 centres across the state amid tight security with cops deployed at various centres to avoid any untoward incident with regard to students following the dress code.
The state Education Minister BC Nagesh has said that students won’t be allowed to appear in exams while wearing the hijab.
This comes after many Muslim female students requested the Minister to allow them to wear their hijabs during the final exams.
17-year-old Aliya Assadi who is a state-level Karate champion and is at the forefront of the battle against the Hijab ban had last week appealed to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai saying that he still had a chance “to stop our future from getting ruined”.
In her appeal, Aliya said that the ban on hijab or head scarves will affect many students who want to appear in the Pre-University exams.
“You still have a chance to stop our future from getting ruined. You can make a decision to allow us to write exams wearing hijab. Please consider this. We are the future of this country,” she had tweeted.