Hijab Row: Mysuru college cancels uniform rule to allow students to wear hijabs

While a college in Karnataka’s Tumkuru district has booked students for protesting and demanding entry to college wearing hijab, a historical private college in Mysuru city has canceled its uniform rule on Friday to allow Muslim students to attend classes wearing a hijab, Times of India reported.

It is the first college in the state to take such a decision as four female students refused to attend classes without the hijab and were protested, according to reports.

“Some organizations extended support to them. I visited the college today and held discussions with all. Meanwhile, the college announced that it is canceling its uniform rule to allow the students to attend classes,” Mysuru DDPU DK Srinivasa Murthy told TOI.

In Tumkuru, a group 10-15 female students demanded that they be allowed to enter their college premises wearing hijab have been charged with unlawful assembly and disobeying an order promulgated by a public servant, the Indian Express reported.

Congress leader Siddaramaiah urged Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to withdraw the order banning hijabs in minority institutions a day after the government issued a circular to that effect.


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