Right-wing groups objecting to Muslim girls coming to schools and colleges wearing Hijab has taken a communal twist in Karnataka. The issue has spread to all the educational institutions in the state and tensions are flared up. The Government had to close down the educational institutions for three days to bring things under control.
Meanwhile, Students took to the streets in the old city of Hyderabad in protest. Protests and agitations were held throughout the week at the historic Charminar. Placards displayed calling out the discrimination against Muslim traditions. The students have raised slogans against the Karnataka government. They complained that it was their right to wear the hijab.
They are all students of Nizamia Unani Tibbi Hospital in the Old City. As soon as the classes were over on Wednesday afternoon, they have arrived at the Charminar. They demanded that the ban on wearing the hijab be lifted and that students be allowed to attend classes. Their argument is that it is not right to use the hijab, a religious ritual for their own selfish political purposes.
It is known that Telangana Municipal Minister KTR also responded to the hijab controversy. He commented that he had seen some videos on social media related to the hijab controversy, which had caused him pain and frustration. He posted an Urdu verse on his Twitter account and also added that whenever there is an election in the country, the same modus operandi will appear.