Indian leaders must stop marginalisation of Muslim women: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

NEW DELHI:  Speaking about the ongoing hijab row in India, Nobel laureate and education rights activist Malala Yousafzai has said that the “objectification of women — for wearing less or more — persists”, Geo News reported.

Taking to Twitter, Malala talked about the hijab controversy raging in India’s state Karnataka where Muslim students wearing the hijab are being barred from entering college premises.

Malala said: “Refusing to let girls go to school in their hijabs is horrifying.”

The activist spoke against the decision and urged the Indian leaders to stop the “marginalisation of Muslim women”.

“College is forcing us to choose between studies and the hijab. Refusing to let girls go to school in their hijabs is horrifying. Objectification of women persists – for wearing less or more. Indian leaders must stop the marginalisation of Muslim women,” Malala said in a tweet. — IANS



  1. There must be common uniform uto school level.. but at college/ university level studaents can be allowed to wear what tgey prefer

    • “Wearing a burqa is like walking inside a big fabric shuttlecock with only a grille to see through and on hot days it’s like an oven.” — Malala Yousafzai in her book I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (2013)


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