Hijab Row: 58 Students Of Karnataka School Suspended For Holding Protests

Bangalore: As many as 58 students have been suspended amid holding protests against restrictions on hijab in Shivamogga district of Shiralakoppa taluk, on Friday. The students are demanding that the hijab should be allowed inside the classroom.

“Hijab is our right, we will die but not give up the hijab,” the students said.

Until the suspension is abrogated the students aren’t allowed to enter the campus.

Meanwhile, under Section 144 of CrPC, other protesters have also been booked for violating prohibitory orders. 

Since last three days, the police and tehsildar have been informing the students about the rules.

On Thursday, cases were registered against nine people for violating the prohibitory orders issued by the Shivamogga district authority under Section 144 of the CrPC. They had staged protests against the PU College authorities in the district headquarter town for not letting the Muslim girls with Burqa on the campus.


A guest lecturer at a private pre-university college in Tumakuru resigned amid she was allegedly asked not to wear hijab or display any religious symbol.

However, the college management has refused the charge, and has said that there was no such issue.

Chandini, who has been working as a guest lecturer in a private college, teaching English for the past three years, said the principal summoned her and told her they had received orders that no one should take class wearing hijab or displaying any religious identity.

Dear Readers,
As an independent media platform, we do not take advertisements from governments and corporate houses. It is you, our readers, who have supported us on our journey to do honest and unbiased journalism. Please contribute, so that we can continue to do the same in future.

Related posts