Hijab and burqa banned in Mumbai college

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Hijab and burqa banned in Mumbai college

College’s decision to ban hijab and burqa is a violation of religious freedom and fundamental rights, students

New Delhi: Mumbai’s Chembur College has extended the ban on hijab and burqa for female students.

According to Indian media, this ban was imposed in the college in August last year in the secondary section, but now there will be a ban on wearing hijab and burqa in the graduate section as well.

Earlier this month, the college introduced a ‘dress code’ which, among other things, banned ‘revealing’ clothing and items of religious significance.

This decree specifically mentioned hijab, niqab and burqa. The traditional headscarf, face covering niqab and abaya were banned.

The Muslim students of the college expressed concern over this and said that this decision is a violation of religious freedom and fundamental rights.

The students approached the National and State Human Rights Commission on the issue and also wrote a protest letter to the college administration urging them to reconsider their decision.

After protesting by the students, the college administration allowed them to enter the premises, but it will be mandatory to remove the hijab and burqa before entering the classrooms.

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