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Outrage Mounts over School Hijab Ban in Indian State of Karnataka

HeadlineFeb 09, 2022

In India, schools in the southern state of Karnataka have shut down as protests grow over a recent decision to ban hijabs and burqas in colleges. A social media video showing a hijab-wearing student being harassed at a college has further intensified the outrage over anti-Muslim persecution in Karnataka, whose local government is ruled by the right-wing Hindu nationalist BJ Party. Muslim students gathered in protest Monday.

Muslim student: “We will enter the classroom wearing our hijabs. We will not remove the hijabs until we receive an order from the High Court.”

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