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Mangalore University: Girls in hijab sent back; CM says focus on studies

Suitable arrangements will be made for the transfer of the students to other colleges where uniforms are not compulsory and hijabs are allowed. Meanwhile, CM Bommai asks students to focus on studies.

Written by Sanath Prasad | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 29, 2022 7:38:03 am
In a video recorded Saturday morning, the principal of the college, Anusuya Rai, was seen convincing the students about the uniform rules. (Screengrab)

A day after Mangalore University issued an advisory making uniform mandatory, a group of girls wearing hijab reached the campus on Saturday.

In a video recorded early this morning, Anusuya Rai, Principal of university college, Mangaluru, could be seen counselling the girls and trying to convince them regarding the need for attending the classes without the headscarf.

At a meeting of the College Development Council with the V-C, Principal and members of the syndicate of Mangalore University on Friday, it was decided that as per the March 15 ruling of the Karnataka HC, no hijab would be allowed inside classrooms.

Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, too, asserted that everyone should abide by the HC and the government’s orders.

“There is no need to create hijab controversy (again), the court has given its order, all have to abide by the court and the government’s order. Majority of them are following it. The syndicate’s resolution is also that court order has to be followed…according to me, studies should be important for students,” Bommai said.

The university sent back the girls who had come to the university wearing a hijab on Saturday.

At a press meet, V-C Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya assured that the dress code would not affect Musim girls’ education. “The current development will be considered as a special case for the benefit of students and some one-time measures will be taken,” he said.

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