Hijab-wearing Woman from India Becomes Student Union Leader in UK University

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Sabahat Khan. — Facebook photo

“No stereotyping has stopped me and it should not stop anybody. There is a lot more to me than what I wear. Instead let’s focus on points that are more important,” said Sabahat Khan

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NEW DELHI — Sabahat Khan, a hijab-wearing woman from Aurangabad, India has been elected president of the students’ union of Sheffield Hallam University in UK with more than 2,500 votes from a total of 6,900 votes.

Khan, who is pursuing her post-graduation in public health, after being elected to the students’union said, “People saw me as a person and my ability to represent them as a student leader, not my attire. And that’s most important.”

“I am proud of who I am and will do everything possible to help those who wear hijab,  I come from Aurangabad, but I had ideas and see where they have taken me.” she said.

“No stereotyping has stopped me and it should not stop anybody. There is a lot more to me than what I wear. Instead let’s focus on points that are more important,” Sabahat, who did her BSc from Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Sabahat further said, according to reports.

Sabahat said her work as international students’ officer (ISO) during the pandemic has helped her connect with international students from all backgrounds.

“Irrespective of gender, ethnicity and religion, everybody deserves the same treatment,” said Sabahat.

Sabahat Khan, however, also insists on pointing to the inclusive and supportive culture of the society at Sheffield Hallam University. “Irrespective of gender, ethnicity and religion, everybody deserves the same treatment,”

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