Hijab-wearing students allegedly disallowed in Srinagar school

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On Thursday morning, students from the Vishu Bharti (VB) school in Rainawari, Srinagar, staged a protest against the institution’s administration stating that they were disallowed to enter the premises of the school because they were wearing Hijab.

“We are being told that we must go to a Madrassa if we want to wear an Abaya (head cover). The school administration is telling us that we are ruining the atmosphere of the school,” a protesting student said.

The school administration told the media that they were not against the hijab but wants the students to follow the dress-code.

“Who are they to judge us because of what we wear. We are being discriminated in sports activities and other co-curricular activities. Male students keep smoking inside the college, nobody has an issue with that, but as soon as female students start following what they choose, people have issues,” another protesting student saod.

Meanwhile, a parent said that the students engage in vulgarism inside the school premises. “This is no issue. We are merely asking them to remove the Abaya because many of them are coming with colourful Abaya (full body cover). The Hijab is not barred here. We only want to ensure every student follows the same dress code,” she said.

This is a developing story.

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