Hijab Row enters Bengaluru

Amid the hijab row in different parts of Karnataka, tension were witnessed in South Bengaluru after authorities at a private school asked a female student to remove the hijab on Saturday, Deccan Herald reported.

The incident took place at the Vidya Sagar School on Saturday morning when a student of class 7 was asked to remove her hijab by the teacher, sources Bengaluru’s West Division told DH.

According to the daily, the parents and relatives of the girl stormed the school, accusing the school management of causing a division among the children.

The school authorities said the teacher brief the student about the Karnataka High Court’s order and there was no other intention behind it. Meanwhile, the parents have alleged that a teacher at the school wrote an offensive remark about the hijab on the blackboard, and demanded the teacher’s suspension, DH reported.

Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Bengaluru South visited the school after the situation became tense with more and more people descending on the school. The officer heard both sides and also appealed to protesters to abide by the HC rule and assured of investigating the incident. But as per reports, the parents and relatives refused to end their protests. 

(Inputs from Deccan Herald)

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