Hijab controversy: Six Udupi government PU university students skip class

They approached the Karnataka High Court to ask the college to allow them to wear the hijab in the classrooms.

They approached the Karnataka High Court to ask the college to allow them to wear the hijab in the classrooms.

The six female students from Government Pre University College for Girls, Udupi, who approached the High Court of Karnataka asking the college to allow them to wear the hijab in the classrooms, continue to stay away from classes.

They did not go to college on February 16 when the college reopened after remaining closed since February 9.

The dress code controversy had originated at the Government Pre University College for Girls in Udupi before spreading to other parts of Karnataka.

Controversy erupted at the college after 12 girls submitted a memorandum to the principal on December 30 to allow them to wear the hijab in classrooms. Later, six of them agreed to attend the classes without the hijab while the other six have not attended the classes since then.

Other Muslim girls from the same college took classes on Feb. 16 removing the burqa and hijab after entering campus, as they had done before.

Meanwhile, classes have resumed at junior colleges in Kundapura, Udupi district, which had witnessed protests by students wearing hijabs and saffron shawls last week.

A lecturer from Government Pre University College, Kundapura said classes are going on as usual along with preparatory exams for class 10 students. The pre-university college and high school are in the same premises.

Some Muslim pre-university college students came with hijab and took it off in a separate room before entering the classroom while others did not come to campus to demand to be allowed to wear hijab.

The courses were conducted at Bhandarkars’ Pre University College and RN Shetty Pre University College in Kundapur. Foreigners have been banned from entering the premises of these two colleges.

“The atmosphere at the college is tense now. With the presence of the police, we feel like we are in a tight place,” said a freshman at Bhandarkars’ College.

Source link

About James S. Moore

Check Also

mangaluru: Mu: Government rescinds appointment of new registrar | Mangaluru News

Mangaluru: In a sudden turn of events, the state government has withdrawn its order appointing …