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.