WATCH : English Lecturer Resigned Her Job Over Hijab Issue!!
A report on a English lecturer named Chandhini resigning her job after being asked to remove her hijab is making headlines across the country with a picture of the lecturer’s alleged resignation letter doing rounds in social media platforms. Chandhini, reportedly said that it is a matter of self respect and she couldn’t continue her job after facing such demand.
Chandhini was working as a guest lecturer in Tumakuru district of Karnataka and the incident happened on Friday. “For the past three years, I have been working as a guest lecturer in Jain PU college. In these three years, I didn’t have any problem and I worked normally with ease” Chandhini said.
“But yesterday, the Principal called me and said that the classes must be conducted without hijab or any other religious symbols. Since last three years, I’m lecturing wearing a hijab. It hurt my self respect and I didn’t want to work in that college anymore. Hence I resigned voluntarily” She further said.
“I am teaching in college for last 3 yrs without any issues. But now, the principal told me that I can’t wear hijab while teaching. But I have taught for last 3 years wearing hijab. THIS NEW DECISION IS A HIT TO MY SELF-RESPECT. I HAVE DECIDED TO RESIGN,”pic.twitter.com/h9cyig4az1
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In her resignation letter, Chandhini wrote “right to religion is a constitutional right which no one can deny” the lecturer stated and went on to add “I condemn your undemocratic act”. Here’s the resignation letter of the teacher :
It all started after eight Muslim students at the Government Pre university college in Uduppi alleged that they were denied into classrooms after they started wearing headscarves. The incident led to a nationwide debate. Schools and colleges were closed for about a week and large gatherings were banned in the part of he states amid huge protests.
In the meantime, the Karnataka high court is hearing multiple petitions regarding the hijab row. In an interim order last Thursday, the high court said “we request the state government and all their stakeholders to reopen the educational institutions and allow the students to return to the classes at the earliest. Pending consideration of all these petitions, we restrain all the students regardless of their religion or faith from wearing saffron shawls, scarfs, hijab, religious flags or the like within the classroom, until further orders”. In Tamakuru’s Empress college, a strange incident of the institution authorities filing case against students who demanded to be allowed into classes by wearing hijab took place.