Kerala: Muslim woman drops plan to join teaching institute over dress code

A Muslim woman decided not to take admission into a teacher training course in Malappuram district of Kerala after her request to attend classes wearing 'purdah' was declined.

Written by Nitika Kakkar | New Delhi | Published: July 20, 2017 9:27 pm
muslim woman purdah, purdah, Malappuram, Jamia Nadwiya Teacher Training Institute, teacher training institute, Kerala Naduvathul Mujahideen, KNM, kerala, Indian Express news Husna wanted to pursue BEd from the institution. (Representational image)

A Muslim woman has decided not to take admission for a teacher training course in Malappuram district of Kerala after her request to attend classes wearing ‘purdah’ was declined. Jamia Nadwiya Teacher Training Institute, run by an organisation called Kerala Naduvathul Mujahideen (KNM), turned down the applicant Husna’s request as it interfered with their dress code. Husna wanted to pursue BEd from the institution.

“Three days a week, the trainees are required to wear a uniform, which is a sari. Other two days one can wear a sari or purdah, whichever they like,” Mohanan Vattakkandiyil, Principal of the Teacher Training Institute, told indianexpress.com. He said this is the first time they got such a request.

According to a PTI report, Husna’s husband P Harshad Muhammed had written a letter to KNM pointing out that some other institutions run by Muslim organisations allowed students to attend classes wearing Purdah. “We decided that Husna will wear Purdah as it would be more comfortable and safer than sari and approached the authorities even though there is a stipulation in the institute that students should wear sari three days in a week” as uniform”, he told PTI.

Vattakkandiyil, on being questioned about this, said, “Other institutes might be doing it, we don’t know about that. But we don’t allow it. We have a dress code.”

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    Mahendra Tiwari
    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:23 am
    Prophet of Islam was not a God, unlike Ram which Sanathan dharma claims as Bhagwan. If the Bhagwan don’t know if Sita was Pavitra after abduction by Ravana in captivity without Rape, she had to give Agni-Pariksha. When 5 pandavas can marry one Draupadi and allow her to be humiliated by the Kauravas why Hindus must talk?Why must every Hindu put his nose in Muslim matter? The Hindus are trying to follow Sangh Parivar and BJP style, they don’t see their own state of affair but are more interested to know what the others are doing? Narendra Damodar Modi could not do justice with his wife and he was interested to rake up Triple Talaq issue. The Sadhvis who are s or pros utes incite the disharmony between the communities. Our Dharm Gurus, Swamis are raping Hindu women in the name of Shudhi, We Hindus are praying to Shivling and Yoni the private organs, what a shame and we want to comment on Muslims. People living in Glass houses must not throw stones on others.
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      kg
      Jul 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm
      Real shame is that you are a coward who is hiding behind a fake Hindu name, we Hindus are very proud of our religion, the oldest and the only one which Islam could not defeat,therefore, shut up.
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      jhon
      Jul 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm
      REALLY IT'S NOT A NEWS HOW CAN YOU PUT THIS IN NEW WHY NEWS ARE HIGHLIGHTING MUSLIM TODAY SHE GOT REFUSED THAT'S ALL EVERYONE HAS THERE OWN WAY OF LIFE
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        Indian
        Jul 21, 2017 at 7:03 am
        BURQUA evolved from the INSECURITY of MU-HAM-MAD who between the age of 52 to 62 years married YOUNG WOMEN as a War Lord in Madina. Evidently, some of MU-HAM-MADS companions must have ogled at his young "wives and slaves" . ......... Quran 24:30 “Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.” .............. Quran 33:59 “O Prophet! Say to your wives, your daughters, and the women of the believers that: they should let down upon themselves their jalabib.” ........................ So when Muslim Men are not following Quran why insist on Muslim Women to do it.
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          Indian
          Jul 21, 2017 at 6:59 am
          Our INDIAN converts Muslims seems more fundamentalist that the original from actual MUSLIM countries. I think we underestimating the rising of hard core fundamentalism in MUSLIM societies. IT will bring one day doom for INDIA.
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          1. Krishna Kumar
            Jul 21, 2017 at 5:53 am
            Pardha is actually questioning the safety of the country?Actually that dress unhealthy and it is not suitable for Indian climate.
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