Karnataka: Suspended students shun hijab to attend classes

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Bengaluru : In a relief to the Education Department of the Karnataka government, students insisting on wearing hijab have started to shun it and attend classes.

Sources said that it is a welcome development which could encourage other students insisting on wearing hijab to shun it.

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Seven girl students, who were suspended from the Government First Grade College at Uppinangady in Dakshina Kannada district for insisting on wearing hijab, have submitted apology letters and started attending classes.

College principal Shekar M.D. has confirmed this and stated that the students are attending classes from Wednesday after the completion of their suspension period.

The issue has been discussed with their parents. Forty-five students resumed attending classes out of the 101 who insisted that they will attend classes only with hijab, Shekar said.

Twenty-four girl students were suspended for wearing of hijab to classrooms from the Uppinangady college earlier this week.

Sources in the Education Department stated that it is relieved with the development, which would send across a good message.— IANS

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  1. “Seven girl students, who were suspended from the Government First Grade College at Uppinangady in Dakshina Kannada district for insisting on wearing hijab, have submitted apology letters and started attending classes.”

    Once upon a time Muslim girls covered their hair in schools, like nuns and Sikhs, and no one cared about it. Then a few started insisting on even covering their face. Wise men advised them not to go to such extreme, as they didn’t have the fair skin and political power of Arab women, and their grandfathers had chosen to stay back in a post-partition India. Unfortunately some of them didnt listen. Now this is the result, sadly affecting even others who didnt go to such extreme. This is why it is necessary to stay away from extremes, and also to denounce such practices. Those who have eyes may see, and with ears may listen.

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