Karnataka: Student removes hijab to write exam after counseling

Story by  IANS | Posted by  Aasha Khosa • 9 Months ago
Muslim Women (Representational image)
Muslim Women (Representational image)



A student of Malleswaram Pre University College, who was insisting on being allowed to write her examination wearing a burqa, was counseled by the principal after which she agreed to remove it and appeared for the exam, here on Thursday.

The board exams for the Class 12 students have commenced across the state.

Students have appeared for their exams for Kannada and Arabic subjects.

The student was insisting till the last minute that she should be allowed to write exams wearing a hijab.

Though authorities rejected her requests, the student remained adamant. However, the Principal, who was on examination duty, spoke to the student and told her about the rules.

He also told her how important it is for her to write exams, after which she agreed to remove it, sources in the education ministry stated.

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Education Minister B. C. Nagesh has said many times that students wearing hijab or any attire which symbolizes religion will not be allowed to write exams.