Bengaluru: No practicals re-examination for students involved in Hijab protest – Minister B C Nagesh

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Mar 21: The ruling BJP government has clearly stated that the opportunity to appear for re-examination of practical subjects will not be given to those students, who participated in the protest demanding Hijab. This means that the students will lose all the 30 marks allotted for the practical examinations.

Primary and secondary education minister B C Nagesh said that a second chance to appear for practical examinations will not be given to those students who boycotted them in February and March citing Hijab row as the reason.

When the Hijab controversy was before the high court, an interim order was given. Many students had objected to the interim order of the court and remained absent from practical examinations. The Muslim girl students had said that they would attend the examinations only if they are allowed to wear Hijab.

Opposition parties had urged the ruling BJP government to give an opportunity to such Muslim girl students to take their practical examinations once again after the High court upheld the order of government.

Nagesh said, “If we allow the Muslim girl students who boycotted the practical examinations for not allowing them to wear Hijab, some other students will demand examinations citing some other reason. So this is not possible.”

In PU subjects practical examinations carry 30 marks while theory has 70 maximum marks. In the upcoming PU board annual examination, the students who boycotted the practical examinations, can write only theory papers with an opportunity to score maximum marks of 70. If they do not attend theory examinations as well, they will lose one year of education.

Now the affected students have approached the Supreme Court questioning the high court's verdict on Hijab.




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  • Ashok, Kailash

    Tue, Mar 22 2022

    When I studied in early 90's, we had Female Muslim lecturers who did not even covered their head by pallu and we had students who just attended the class without any head scarf. In Kerala, almost all Muslim women just used the chudidar pallu to cover their head, I have not seen this hijab unless they are very old women. What changed then now?? Is that the hijab business houses or the hardliners in Islam? If any Muslim women reading this, please watch the present cricket test between Pakistan and Australia to see how Pakistan young Muslim women dress. Why you can't come to school without hijabs?

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  • Ali, Dxb

    Tue, Mar 22 2022

    Thanks to our education system,the unemployment rate is increasing. I reckon the students should educate themselves on Indian education system, The student usually learns no skills from this system.this holds true incase if professional exams by Only few percentage get Jobs at the end .not because of the system but because of students is outstanding despite the system. This is a great opportunity for students to give up this system ,and seek courses that are application based learning and teach skills.

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Tue, Mar 22 2022

    Religion is for fear creation. U support fear u loose..fair simple..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Mar 22 2022

    Rule should be same for Everybody ...

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 21 2022

    Protesting is human rights. These girls/ladies haven't acted from themselves yet on compulsions from the males and their clerics orders. Therefore, these girls/ladies must be allowed for reappearing practical examination. Gobernment should not be so much adamant and jealous on community. Raghupati Bhat MLA has already favoured re- examinations.

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  • Indian, Mlore

    Mon, Mar 21 2022

    Government has taken a right decision. It has been clearly clarified to them to attend the examination and these protesters clearly mentioned in their statement that for them hijab comes first, then examination. It is their call. They are happy to score with the available 70 marks.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Mon, Mar 21 2022

    Enough chances were given to them already by the Institutes and Govt already. It was their choice. So let them be.

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 22 2022

    These little girls lost in the stand-off. Those who incited them to do so, behind the scene, have to bear the responsibility and compensate them No point in crying for mercy after defying the courts and the law. If they fail to get passing marks overall, they will lose the year - may be a good thing.... wear hijab at home in the meantime.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 21 2022

    Administratively allowing re-examination will be a nightmare. Every and all harakiri will be done and they will cite this example of students going against court interim order and being rewarded with re-examination. Minister is right that they should not set a wrong precedent.

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