Hijab Row: The Hijab controversy in Karnataka has moved from schools and colleges to political circles. Reactions on the matter have started coming from the country and abroad. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has also responded in this regard. Yousafzai has said that it is horrifying. Malala tweeted that it is alarming to stop girls from a school in hijab.
Malala’s tweet: Malala Yousafzai has tweeted on the controversy surrounding hijab in schools and colleges of Karnataka, saying that, in college, we are being forced to choose between studies and hijab. Forbidding girls from going to school in hijab is horrifying. We are creating an attitude towards women to wear more or less. Indian leaders should stop marginalizing Muslim women.
Malala Yousafzai In Hijab Controversy
“College is forcing us to choose between studies and the hijab”.
Refusing to let girls go to school in their hijabs is horrifying. Objectification of women persists — for wearing less or more. Indian leaders must stop the marginalisation of Muslim women. https://t.co/UGfuLWAR8I
— Malala (@Malala) February 8, 2022
Significantly, the hijab controversy has started being heard from the road to the court. Gradually, a political colour has begun to climb on it. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has also jumped straight into the fight. She has tweeted that it is the right of the woman to decide whether to wear a bikini, veil, hijab or jeans. The Constitution of India gives them this right. She said stop harassing women.
Given the Hijab controversy, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has closed all the high schools and colleges in the state for three days. He gave this information by tweeting. At the same time, he appealed to the students and the school-college management to maintain peace. Here, after hearing the petition of the girl students, the matter is to be heard in the court today. Justice Krishna S Dixit said that only some mischievous elements give rise to this matter.