Muslim Student Forced to Write Apology for Wearing Hijab in MP College


Hijab wearing students of Karnataka colleges

Clarion India

BHOPAL – A Hijab wearing student was forced to write an apology letter for wearing hijab in an autonomous government college in Satna after students from other groups, including some associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP),students wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), opposed the woman wearing hijab during the examination.

As per official information, the incident happened at Autonomous PG College in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district on Saturday after an M.Com student Rukshana Khan arrived at the college wearing hijab to appear in the exam.

The college’s principal-in-charge, Shivesh Pratap Singh not only asked Rukshana Khan not to wear hijab again in the college, but also took a written undertaking from her that she will wear only college uniform like other students in future.

“All the students are strictly told that they will be allowed only in proper uniform and face masks in the college examination. But she (Rukshana Khan) arrived wearing hijab-burqa. She has given a written undertaking that she will come in the college only in uniform,” Shivesh Pratap Singh claimed.

The political controversy over hijab in Madhya Pradesh had erupted after School Education Minister Inder Singh Paramar supported banning of hijab in schools and also announced that new dress code will be strictly enforced from the next academic year.

Some Congress leaders opposed the minister’s remarks and said that they would oppose MP government’s proposal to ban hijab-burqa.

However, later Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the state government has no proposal to ban hijab-burqa in educational institutions in the state.

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