Students Wearing Hijab Denied Entry Into College !! Incident Creates Outrage
After Karnataka’s home minister Araga Jnanendra said that religions should be kept away from education and ordered that students should neither come wearing Hijab nor saffron shawl to schools, an incident on hijab wearing students being denied entry into school had took place. The home minister further said that no one should come to school to practice their religion as this is where all students should learn together with a feeling of oneness.
Deplorable scenes unfolding in Karnataka, another govt college not allowing Girls with #hijab to enter classrooms. The students are crying and requesting the principal not to ruin their future with just 2 months to go for exams. pic.twitter.com/sYJzTsLuuX
— Deepak Bopanna (@dpkBopanna) February 3, 2022
As soon as the statements of the home minister made headlines, reports about a bunch of Hijab wearing school students being stopped at the gate by authorities at Kundapur Pre university College surfaced with visuals. The principal, reportedly asked the students to remove their head dress (hijab) in order to enter the class as they are not allowed to wear it inside campus.
When students argued that the order of government didn’t mention Kundapur college, the principal, reportedly said that the government’s order applies throughout the state. To protest against the girls who wear hijab, a day ago, 100 Hindu boys entered the school.
#Update: #Udupi Despite instructions by the college yesterday not to turn up at school if they want to wear #Hijab inside classroom.The six girl students questioning the mla turned up saying its a govt college. The mla has no right to stop us. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/9KWpmh2gEk
— Imran Khan (@KeypadGuerilla) February 1, 2022
College authorities are in a fix as the decision to ban hijab was made by the college development monitoring committee, headed by MLA shetty. Meanwhile Karnataka highcourt is expected to hear a plea, filed by the student of the Uduppi pre university government college for girls seeking directions to allow muslim students to wear hijab to college.
Karnataka education minister BC Nagesh said that educational institutions must not become the warfield of two communities. “It is a sacred place and every student should feel equal. As it is now before the court, let us wait what comes out and the final result will be submitted and will be followed from the next academic year” he said.
Meanwhile, the incident created huge outrage in online mediums with people reacting to it in various ways. Check out some of the reactions below :
வீட்ல அந்த கிறுக்கனுங்க விட மாட்டானுங்க, வெளிய இந்த கிறுக்கனுங்க விட மாட்டானுங்க. பெண்களுக்கு மட்டும் தான் இந்த பிரச்சனையெல்லாம் குடுப்பானுங்க செத்து தொலைங்க டா https://t.co/hGklAesYMY
— 🌴Panda🌴 (@pandamindvoice) February 3, 2022
Horrible. Just horrible. What is even happening in Karnataka these days? https://t.co/oUuQN2MjOe
— Shilpa (@Shilpa1308) February 3, 2022
An official who shuts the gates on students who are begging to be allowed to study, does not deserve to be in the education field at all. https://t.co/9IN4pqgCbq
— Namita Bhandare (@namitabhandare) February 3, 2022
Shouldn’t stop girls from attending school. This is outrageous. The Administration should speak to the parents but stopping girls just before their exams is very unfair. #hijab https://t.co/CQpXB0m7u7
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 3, 2022