Hijab row: All schools, colleges shut in Karnataka for 3 days, CM Bommai appeals for peace

By | February 8, 2022

Karnataka Chief Minister Bommai orders closure of all high schools and colleges for next three days amidst hijab row. All concerned are requested to cooperate, Bommai said.

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Karnataka Chief Minister Bommai orders closure of all high schools and colleges for the next three days amidst hijab row. All concerned people are requested to cooperate, Bommai said.

On February 8, students wearing saffron scarves raised slogans against Muslim girls donning the hijab at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College (MGM) in Udupi district. The students wearing saffron scarves confronted the Muslim students raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans. The school authorities intervened to keep both groups of students away from each other.

A video has also emerged that shows a mob chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ accosting a girl outside a college. The girl, in turn, responds with ‘Allah-hu-Akbar’.

The Karnataka High Court has started its hearing on the hijab row in the state even as a protest erupted between students wearing hijab and saffron shawls outside a college campus.

READ | Karnataka hijab row: Keep emotions away, will go by constitution, says HC judge

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