Udupi: Hijab-donned students denied entry to classroom - Problem unresolved


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Jan 20:
The issue of wearing Hijabs when attending classes continues to remain unresolved at the girls PU college here since the last three weeks. The girls have stuck to their demands to wear Hijabs, stressing that they have the right to do so.

One of the girls, Alia Banu, says that meetings of parents are frequently convened. The parents support their kids. The college has been seeking leave applications on the ground of ill health which the girls feel is unjustified.

Alia Asadi says that the girls want education and also the Hijab. “We need education. We need Hijab too. Our parents had approached to permit wearing of Hijab during the first year but we were not granted permission. We are willing to wear the scarf made from our uniform, but we have not received the permission for that too. Lockdown was imposed later. The confusion began during the second year. Three weeks have passed by. We want justice on the whole. We should be allowed to attend classes,” she says.

The affected girls who waved placards in front of the college gate, shared their grievances in the presence of media persons.

Minister calls move political

The controversy surrounding the denial of permission to six girl students to classrooms for wearing hijab in the Government Girls Pre University College in Udupi of Karnataka has taken a political turn with the state Education Minister B.C. Nagesh dubbing it a "political" move and questioning whether learning institutions have turned into religious centres.

Interacting with IANS on Thursday, the educaion minister stated that the decision had been taken by the School Development and Management Committee in 1985 with regards to uniforms in the campus. "So far, all children are following the rule. Whichever institution it is, if they make a rule, the students who want to study must be obliging. All these days the uniform rule was followed and why did they suddenly change?" he asked.

"Where has religious freedom all these days gone? It is political. What if others start wearing dresses according to their wishes? Do we have to allow them, the students will come in half dresses, do we have to allow them?" Nagesh questioned.

"If good things are implemented with a good thought we will support, if they are doing the opposite how can it be supported? They weren't aware of their religious freedom as well as constitutional rights all these days? All of this has been started just one year before the elections, We will take a decision at the level of government regarding the issue," he said.

"Do you want schools to be religious centres? There are more than 100 children belonging to Islam religion studying without any problem. Only a few of them have problems with wearing uniforms. School is not a place to preach the religion," he maintained.

Masood Manna, State Committee Member of Campus Front of India maintained that they are waiting for the government order. "It is a violation of the right of education and the right to practice religion. The students are not just fighting for themselves, but they are also fighting for coming generations to wear hijab while attending classes," he said.

"If there is no solution given we will stage a protest. The students are facing mental torture. They are asked to go out by themselves or else they will be pushed out of classes if they attend classes wearing hijabs," he said.

"Assistant Commissioner, Minority department officials and the Principal of the college have held a meeting on Wednesday in this regard. They have asked the students to come without hijabs. The protest will be staged under the banner of All Students Union in Udupi," he explained.



With Inputs from IANS

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Rhea, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    No.. This is unacceptable.. Schools and colleges are a place for studies and everyone must follow uniform code.. Keep religion out if education..

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  • Rocky, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    Ask your principal to put out those students who wear bindi to school else click some pictures and share on social media if hijab is not allowed then binidi is also not allowed

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    100. % true

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  • Avinash Anchan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Take off their privilege from our tax money... Treat everyone equal... That's all..

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Readers, educational institutions are created for imparting knowledge.. it is not an arena to flex your religious muscle.. These students are being used to settle political scores, which will further damage the fragile relations between citizens in Karnataka... Such atrocious behavior is unacceptable, we in Mumbai do not witness such radicalized behavior... Those who wish to wear their traditional garments must go to institutions, which tolerate such medieval ideology !!!

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    If the other students are using a bundle of threads on WRIST What do you say about this practise.... God bless you

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    These girls are digging their own grave because of their ego. The college can very well do without them, but they need the college for a bright future. I have a humble request to them: shed your ego, apologise if needed, and resume your academics. Apologising has not hurt anyone. You will be held in high esteem by the college, society and your peers, instead. You have a long way to go in life and good education is the only foundation for a strong future. The people who instigated you to wear hijab will never lend a helping hand to you when you are badly in need of it. You are the future of the society and the country. Think wisely and act.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    People didn't learn lesson from Corona which made enforce to cover the faces to those who hate muslim women 's niqab.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Sabka saath, Sabka vikas and Sabka vishwas!

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Our SABKA SATHYANASS.....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Desh ki betiyo, never lose heart, always think positively and pen few lines to PM's office. Wait and watch. Some positive developments may crop up !

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Flavian, why are you supporting these kids? In fact you should have advised them to strictly follow school uniform without any additional accessories. At least in schools convince yourselves that you are no different from each other. all are human beings.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    Shankar...... Why are your sisters and daughters are wearing leg finger rings..... Hand finger rings and a bundle of thread on wrists... Any logic.... That is DNA... do you agree

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Proud of these girls who remain steadfast for their rights... If govt is unhappy with the hijab then bring the law blanket ban on hijab, tilak, turban, bindi, wrist band etc when attending the college. Why only a Muslim's identity irks you?

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    The school management should not bow down even if they have to close th school. A similar issue had happened in Benagalure in a Pvt School. The owner announced that he wouldnt mind closing the school and converting it to a Hotel. The protestors then had to take it from the rear.

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  • Daniel, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    if only wearing the head scarf like here should not be an issue and ones shall have the freedom to wear. However all should understand that in school ones identity shall be as Student and not Religiously. Moreover Indian attire does go good all around society.

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  • Amaze, Karkala

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    pre 2014 all was okay... now everyone sees in religious view. before no one had problem with hijab.. but why others feel insecure in hijab?

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    It is other way round.

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Every country they go or migrate are facing these issues . Every immigrant destination is in Chaos due to such requests , The bottom line is, they cannot coexist. Good stand by the Govt! Kudos!

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Have you been to Dubai or Malaysia ? The world is in a full swing forward and people in India still in 1865 dragging us down. Get a grip.

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  • Rohan karkera, Manga gala uru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Ok Dubai, Malaysia cool! BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE 48 Countries?

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Regardless, most of the countries are moving forward - implementing & adjusting as per modern norms for growth. Consider middle eastern countries - except for Yemen, the growth is really significant - Note - not just oil money. While in country like UAE you can co-exist, wear a bindi or a saffron towel, eat port, drink alcohol, visit temple and make pooja - no one would question you about it. Modern world just doesn't have enough time to check what people wear, rat or do. This is all being an absolute monarchy. Indian being a sovereign democracy - Its notoriously funny that people poke nose every hole they find. HaHa.

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    I yawned through the para you wrote. The original Comment told "they" have a problem everywhere they go, and to that you gave a very absurd to response. Malaysia has asian roots to say the least. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF IT? Also, i asked about the rest of the countries to which you gave only one absurd UAE Answer! Stop covering everything.

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  • SRJ, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Why can't you keep religion out of the school premises and dress appropriately. 10-15years ago, everyone would dress appropriately. This phenomenon of forcing one's religious belief and defying educational institutions rules has become a trend. Dress however you want inside your house, not at schools and especially examination centers. We live in India and the law of the land must be followed.

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  • Sam, Karkala

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    brother, in my childhood 50 years back also kids used to wear head scarfs and there was no problem.. then sardars wear turban, many religious people wear threads, etc ... this is part of there religion and it does not obstruct education any way...why then there is a problem...if wearing shall is advised by religion it should also not be a problem...

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  • Praveen, udupi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Let them go to neaarby Salihat College. They can even sit with burka. i feel what the students are not correct.

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  • Eva, Kire.

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Thank God now no one can blame christain nuns. They have removed veil while in college. In US some companies donot recruit employees who have visible tatoos. Indian government should implement a dress code for students. I am empathising with school authorities and feel bad for their their dilema.

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  • Mangalorean, Kudla

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Being hardcore RSSian i support girls, Its their wish and religious right to wear scarf. They are not wearing full Hijab here. The people who are against this move are not even capable to control their girls to follow their religion customs.

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    For those who say take a TC and go somewhere else.. FYI Its a Govt College not a private one and constitutionally they can wear a hijab... If this is inequality then no student shall wear bindis, wrist bands, turbans, tilak etc. If you cannot then do not force us to change.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Wear hijab at home but come to school in uniform...

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  • raja, Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    put bindis, wrist bands, turbans, tilak at home, remove bindis, wrist bands, turbans, tilak at school

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Are Sikhs required to remove turbans in schools. Why do we sweat small things?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Sikhs wearing turbans is unquestionable now. They had been wearing turbans in schools and later while serving in the army since the days of British Raj. As for hijab and burkha I remember college girls never wore it, neither demanded for wearing it during the 1980s and 90s, the days when Congress was in power. This co called trend of displaying attire cropped up after 2000 especially after the emergence of radicalized organizations like SIMI, CFI, PFI which are now being backed SDPI.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    HAHA ! What a joke!

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore/K.S.A

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Sikhs, Hindus and others can wear their religious attire in schools, offices, When Muslims want to wear , Then these people have difficulty. What problem will have anyone if a muslim student is covering her head , Do they hinder in writing, reading or using their brain or intelligence, If all these does not hinder then what is the problem. It's purely discrimination.

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  • peacelover, india

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Please see the pics of the students carefully. 50% of the hijab is already imposed by the government (MASK). What is extra is covering of head.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Luckily there are no Panjabi (turban wearing) students in the School/college. If the education ministry insists such rule why they are quiet on students wearing Turban ? Sikhs know how to deal with such situation.

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  • Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Flavian, Pls do not compare Sikh Turban with others. There is special provision/ laws adopted in Indian constitution for Sikh Turban. Just check, in Indian Armed forces or Para military forces, Sikh who follow Khalsa panth never wear Service caps, instead they wore Regiments colour Turban or Khaki turban in police or Central Armed Police ( CRPF, BSF, CI SF, SSB,ITBP)

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  • N.M, mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    This is a government college built with tax payers money. If these girls want to wear their head gear which they have been wearing for religious reasons since childhood then let them wear . Sikhs are permitted to wear their turban for religious reasons then let these girls wear it. Why are Sanghi Hindutvadis jealous?

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Their parents should get admission for these girls in the Madrasa.

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  • Namith, kottara

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    for these people education is not required. their main intention is to proove religious supremcy. Suggestion 1. Take TC and go to any college that permits your dress code 2. wear hijab inside campus but remove inside class 3. Focus on education after that whole life you can wear whatever dress you want once you are out of college. 4. dont become pawn of certain religious organizations who are using you for their political advantage

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  • ashraf, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    what is the problem when they wear hijab. school might allow students to wear bikini, not hijab. why saree fr teachers. is it a uniform .

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  • Namith, kottara

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    dont mix students uniform and teachers dress to justify your useless statement

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  • raja, bangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    it a Govt. college not some one elses. do you agree if no student shall wear bindis, wrist bands, turbans, tilak

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    All kinds of shlokas singing , pujas are conducted in this very same college. Hindu girls wear bindis. Teachers wear mangalsutra. All these are unifying the secular atmosphere. But wen a muslim girl wears a headscarf over her uniform, all hell breaks out. All intellectuals begin to preach a community on how to live. hypocrisy.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    And photos of Hindu God/ Goddesses too in almost every Government school & offices? No one said a word? Who is really intolerant ???

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  • Bibbe Upkari, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Yasmeen wife of Azim Premji never wore a hijab or burkha, she wears a saree. The present generations should follow such role models.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Why so keen ?

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    These sorts of demands are absurd, Why dont they go to some religious school where such attire is permitted. Why go to other schools and pollute the atmosphere.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    What do you mean by pollute the atmosphere? Why cant you be okay with someone's individual choice and live your life as you want ? I will have to admit its really disturbing to know that people have becomes so arrogant and shallow - they will do anything to create a havoc. Let me ask a simple question my friend ? Does it disturb you to see a woman who covers her hair ? Do you feel the same way when you see a Sikh guy in Turban ? Be honest ?? Look within and you will find an answer! Live and let live my friend.

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  • vikram, mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    vishaal 100% right

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  • Ashi, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Sikh allowed to wear what they want, Hindus allowed Tilak, wrist band and why don't Muslims? If no religious things allowed, need to stop all kind of Sharada pooja, Aayudha pooja, Deepa, Candles etc.

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  • Mohammed Thouheed, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    THIS IS NOT OTHER SCHOOLS, ITS GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT SHOULD PASS THE ORDER TO ALLOW THESE STUDENTS AND PROTECT WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM AND INSECURE PEOPLE WEARING SAFFRON SHAWLS SHOULD BE BARRED AS THESE ARE RELATED TO WOMEN RIGHT AND EVERYONE SHOULD SUPPORT FOR A WOMEN TO ACT FOR HER RIGHT REGARDLESS OF RELIGION.

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  • peacelover, india

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Vishal Mangalore, Do you have the same opinion about Sikhs wearing turban???

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  • Ansar, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    I agree. Land rule must be followed.

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