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‘Chambal Ke Daaku:’ Rajasthan School Bars Muslim Students Wearing Hijab

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‘Chambal Ke Daaku:’ Rajasthan School Bars Muslim Students Wearing Hijab

School authorities also allegedly threatened to cut marks if students continued to wear hijab on school premises.

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI – Authorities of a government-run school in Rajasthan are not allowing hijab-wearing Muslim students to enter the institution, parents of the students have alleged.

Muslim students wearing hijab were turned away by school authorities in the Pipar town of the state’s Jodhpur District recently, parents said registering their strong objection. Videos of the verbal spat between school officials and the parents on February 17 in this regard have gone viral.

In the videos, parents are seen criticising the school authorities for allegedly threatening to cut marks if students continued to wear hijab on school premises. The students who were turned away from the school claimed that their teachers had been derogatorily referring to them as “Chambal Ke Daaku” for wearing hijab.

“They keep warning us that hijab won’t be accepted in school. And if you continue to wear hijab, your marks will be deducted,” the students said.

Responding to the incident, the principal of the school stated that they had simply requested the girls to adhere to the government-prescribed dress code.

Education Minister Madan Dilawar reiterated that the state government has a prescribed dress code for all government schools, saying that students should follow the rules.

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