After counselling by principal, student removes hijab, writes exam in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Mar 9 (IANS): A student of Malleshwaram Pre University College, who was insisting to be allowed to write examination wearing burqa, was counselled by principal after which she agreed to remove it and appeared for the exam, here on Thursday.

The board exams for the Class 12 students have commenced across the state.

Students have appeared for their exams for Kannada and Arabic subjects.

The student was insisting till the last minute that she should be allowed to write exams wearing hijab.

Though authorities rejected her requests, the student remained adamant. However, the Principal, who was on examination duty, spoke to the student and told her about the rules.

He also told her how important it is for her to write exams, after which she agreed to remove it, sources in education ministry stated.

Education Minister B. C. Nagesh has said many times that students wearing hijab or any attire which symbolises religion will not be allowed to write exams.



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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    The fact that this hijab issue garners more comments than the issue of a minor being raped by promising mobile phone implies how much the haters salivate to xomment nonsense when hijab issue comes up. People who support bindis, dhaagas on hand, sabrimala ritual of not wearing footwear to school, wearing turban as in punjabis, priest/nun dress, are preaching to muslim girls wat to wear. Against an unjust govt, even i support the girls removing the hijab and getting their degrees more importantly. Hope justice through honest judges will prevail

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Readers, these students are innocent, they are pressurized by their masterminds, to follow an agenda of confrontation with the authorities who are following statutory guidelines....

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  • KB, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Counseling or coercion?

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  • KS Mayya, Manga

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Since when is Hijab part of the curriculum that principal has to be go out of his defined work scope to do this convincing? He had to just say, if you want to write exam, fall in line or get out. Simple and straight. They chose confrontation in the first place...give them confrontation and let them spend few days behind bars for not falling in line, next time they will fall in line. No nonsense approach as per the constitution is the need of the hour. Our constitution which is equally applicable to all is not negotiable and the principal did exactly that, viz., negotiate.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Recent HC verdict is not binding and floating as it is the split verdict. The student should have been allowed to attend classes and write exams by whatever attire they have been wearing. Authorities who are restricting Muslim girl students from attending college should be taken for task as its illegal and no confirmed one court order has been issued on this regard.

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  • Satya M., Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    One by one, they will all see sense - Insha Allah

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Finally efforts of the principal bore fruit and good sense prevailed. Hope others too will follow suit, knowing that they are free to wear it once they are out of the college premises.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    Very good.She has done right thing.A clever girl.When one enters a examination hall ,think of their future ,and results.Wish others too done the same.

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  • Abdul rauf, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    Is Hijab major issue ? These types comes during election times ...

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