Puttur: Scarf Row at Ramakunjeshwar College - Students Protest
Pics: Arun Uppinangady
Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (RD)
Puttur, Jul 13: Muslim students of Ramakunjeshwar College, near Uppinangady, staged a protest outside the college on Friday July 13, urging the authorities to allow them to wear scarves to cover their heads.
The students also boycotted classes on Thursday July 12 against the ban on wearing scarfs inside the college campus.
Speaking to the media, the students said that they presented a memorandum to their College principal 15 days ago seeking permission to wear 'hijab' on the college campus. As the college authorities have not taken any decision in this regard so far, the students have boycotted classes and will continue to do so till their demands are met.
The principal said that a decision in this regard will be taken after discussing the issue with the managing committee and the parents of students. “The issue has been earlier discussed with the parents of students and it’s up to the management to decide their stance,” informed the principal.
Ramakunjeshwar Pre-University College principal Satish Bhat and Sanskrit lecturer Narayan Bhat tried to convince the agitating students to attend the classes and the students were firm that they will attend the classes only with the scarf. The students alleged that their religious practices demand that they wear scarfs in public places and sought justice for their cause. The students continued their protest despite the scorching sun.