School’s answer- we asked to come in dress code
Srinagar (EMS). After Karnataka, the hijab controversy has now reached Jammu and Kashmir. Girl students studying at Vishwa Bharati Mahila College located in Rainawari area of Srinagar allege that they are being prevented from wearing hijab. We are not being allowed inside the school wearing hijab. This is totally wrong. Hijab is a part of our religion and we will not remove it at all. When it is allowed to be installed in other schools, then not in our school. The girl students protested on the road against this order of the school administration.
Expressing displeasure, the Muslim girl students said that the school administration is making the issue religious. Communal statements are being made on their behalf. A Muslim girl said that the school administration is asking us to either remove our hijab or go to a dargah. The question of girls is whether girls wearing hijab do not have the right to education?
Asked not to cover the face inside the school
School Principal Meem Rose Shafi has given clarification on this matter. He said that there has been some misunderstanding on this issue. From our side, girl students were asked to keep their faces uncovered inside the school. Because the face of many girls is completely covered. It is difficult for the teacher to identify the student and in some cases many children also mark their proxy attendance. Because of this we asked not to cover the face inside the school.
Hijab is the school dress code, come wearing it
The principal further clarified that the school has its own dress code. It also includes white colored hijab. But many girls come wearing black or different colored designer hijab instead of white hijab. She was told that if she has to wear hijab, then wear white, which is included in the dress code.
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