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Beti Padhao? Why Are Hijab Clad Women Are Being Disallowed From Attending Classes In Karnataka?

“It has been almost a month that girl students from several colleges/schools are being refused education, are being barred from attending classes because they wore Hijabs, the headscarves. It started with an Udupi government college denying entry to few female students on the pretext that they were wearing a Hijab. The girls protested and they were disallowed from attending classes. This issue which started with one college has now escalated and spread to several other colleges in the state. At least two such similar examples have come to light.

The latest one being the Kundapur College in Udupi denying entry to girl students wearing headscarves in classrooms on February 4. The female students had come with their parents and tried to convince the Principal, to allow them to at least sit outside the classrooms, but were denied to enter the college premises.

A video went viral on social media where the girls were seen pleading with the principal of the school to not ruin their academic year since the exams are just 2 months away. The students, some almost crying request the principal to let them attend classes but unmoves, he closes the gate on them. For a country that has time and again been given the slogan of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao especially in the last 6 years, something like this happening should make us hang our heads in shame.

The issue that started with schoolgirls wearing Hijab to classes is now headed towards the debate on Uniform Civil Code.

But while discussing a larger point, taking opinion, politicians reacting, we are missing one point. In this video, our Associate Editor Arti Ghargi talks about the controversy.

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