Karnataka Hijab Controversy Analysis

What is a Hijab?

A hijab is a veil worn by certain Muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family or sometimes by men, which covers the head and chest. Source: Wikipedia 

How did this controversy start?

Udupi women's PU(Pre-university) college's December 2021 directive bans the wearing of hijab. A few students of the college started wearing hijab last month and were turned out of classrooms.

Political angle

BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) is in the power in Karnataka, as a result the opposition parties are alleging the BJP government that they are differentiating between students on the basis of their religion.


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