Puttur: Headscarf Issue - Peace Prevails as Students Return to Classes
Daijiworld Media network - Puttur (VM)
Puttur, Jul 19: The deadlock between the Muslim students of Ramakunjeshwar College near Uppinangady and the College management over the headscarf issue showed signs of breaking on Wednesday July 18.
The students have been up in arms with the management demanding permission to wear headscarves in class. The College had refused, with principal Vasanth Rao insisting that the rules were equal for all.
Sources said that three students involved in the protest have already attended classes. On Wednesday, as many as 25 students along with their parents requested the principal to allow them to attend classes and also pledged for attendance for the classes they missed during the protest.
In response, the principal allowed them to attend classes but turned down their plea for attendance.
However, no decision has been taken on the issue. Pejawar Seer, chairman of the institution has assured harmonious solution to the problem after Chaturmasya vow.
The protest had been going on for over a week.