On Tuesday, a video went viral where a Muslim Hijab-wearing brave girl named Muskan of PU College Karnataka was heckled by a large group of saffron scarf-wearing boys shouting “Jai Shri Ram”. Instead of running away from the college, she started chanting “Allahu Akbar” in response. The internet is appreciating the bravery of girl & called her Sherni.
“They asked me to take my burqa off and were not letting me in. As soon as I entered the college, the group started chanting Jai Shri Ram.”
While talking to a Media reporter, Hijabi girl Muskan said,
“A few other Muslim girls were also heckled in a similar manner. The college administration and the principal never prevented us from wearing the burka, so why should I listen to outsiders?She added,
How the People are Reacting to HijabRow Issue
“Singling out hijab for criticism is unfair and discriminatory. Those opposing it are on record decrying secularism and for openly espousing majoritarianism,”The founder of Muslim Women’s Group, Zakia Soman said,
“This is a clear-cut example of hate politics which is getting stronger day by day and the BJP is emboldening all these elements,”While pointing out at the Karnataka Government, Chief Asaduddin Owaisi said,
“Interim order at this stage will be amounting to allowing the petition. Each institution has been given autonomy. State does not take a decision. Therefore prima facie case is not made out.”
“ There are larger judgements which say that hijab does not form integral part of religious practice. The test that if they don’t practise the religion itself goes.”Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi said while putting some light on this issue,
“Depriving Muslim girls of education is a grave violation of fundamental human rights. To deny anyone this fundamental right & terrorize them for wearing a hijab is absolutely oppressive. The world must realize this is part of Indian state plan of ghettoization of Muslims,”Similarly, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi talked about the hot topic HijabRow, where he stated,
“Indian Society is declining with super speed under unstable leadership. Wearing Hijab is a personal choice just as any other dress citizens must be given free choice,”Talking about the disturbing situation in India, Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said,
“Students can wear whatever they want on streets, but dress code is compulsory in schools. We closed schools &colleges as a precautionary measure for students’ safety. Congress is behind this politics.”Additionally, Revenue minister R Ashoka aren’t happy with the ban on wearing hijab to which he said,
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Due to the current situation and growing protests, Section 144 has been imposed on the educational institutions including schools, colleges in Bengaluru. Also, protests are also not allowed during the 2 weeks period.