By Muslim Mirror
Following Karnataka, the Islamophobia has reached another BJP ruled state. On Wednesday, Muslim female students wearing the headscarf were not allowed inside the college in Moradabad. They were informed that they could only join the college after taking off her headscarf.
Beginning on January 1, 2023, the college will have a dress code. The High Court in Karnataka has brought a similar case to the Supreme Court.
In relation to the aforementioned issue, a fight broke out between the students, Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha members, and college teachers who were determined about adhering to the established regulations. The Internet has been buzzing with a video of the incident from the Hindu college.
A dress code has been set for the students here, according to college lecturer Dr. AP Singh, and anyone who disobeys it will not be allowed to access the school.
In response, the Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha members sent a memo asking for the burqa to be accepted as acceptable college attire and allowing girls to attend classes while wearing it.
Earlier in January 2022, when the widespread Hijab demonstrations erupted in Karnataka, a situation akin to this one arose; several students at the Government Girls PU college in the state’s Udupi district said they had been prevented from attending lessons. Some protesting students alleged that they had been turned away from the campus because they were wearing the hijab.
Students from several colleges began to show up at Shanteshwar Education Trust in Vijayapura wearing saffron stoles after this occurrence. Many colleges in the Udupi district experienced the same issue.
The pre-University education board had issued a circular informing students that they may only wear the school-approved uniform and that other forms of religion would not be permitted inside the colleges.
The issue was then brought before the Karnataka High Court, which dismissed many petitions contesting the prohibition on the hijab at educational facilities and stated that donning one is not a necessary component of Islam’s religious practises.
On October 13, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a divided decision in the Karnataka Hijab prohibition case after the case was brought before it.
For ten days, the petitioners’ side was represented by 21 lawyers, while the respondents were represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General KM Nataraj, and Karnataka Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi.