Hijab banned in class, Indian Muslims worry about future of Muslim education

The headscarf ban in classrooms deprives Indian Muslim girls of their right to continue their education.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, UDUPI — The Karnataka High Court has decided to uphold the ban on the wearing of headscarves in the classroom. The Indian State Court has declared that the hijab is not an essential or obligatory part of the practice of the Islamic religion.

The day after the verdict in the hijab case was read, leaders of the Islamic community were concerned about the future of education for Muslim girls. They fear that Muslim girls who persist in wanting to wear the hijab may not be able to do so if they want to continue their education.

Udupi Zilla Muslim Okkoota Vice President Idrees Hoode told TNIE that some girls from poor and middle-class families would be particularly affected because they can no longer attend classes with their headscarves.

Other Muslim community leaders echoed similar sentiments. Posted in New Indian ExpressOn Thursday (17/2/2022), Udupi Jilla Muslim Okkoota Office Administrator also expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision of the Karnataka High Court regarding the case hijab this.

The Imam of Jamia Mosque in Malpe, Moulana Imranulla Khan Mansuri, said the hijab was an important religious practice in Islam. According to him, the court’s decision not only deprives the children of their religious rights, but also of their right to continue their education.

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