fbpx
  Previous   Next
HomePoliticsIndian Leaders Must Stop Marginalisation of Muslim Women: Malala Yousafzai

Indian Leaders Must Stop Marginalisation of Muslim Women: Malala Yousafzai

Urging Indian leaders to “stop the marginalisation” of Muslim women, Nobel laureate and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai Tuesday expressed concern about the recent incidents of female students not being permitted to attend classes while wearing hijab in Karnataka.

“Refusing to let girls go to school in their hijabs is horrifying,” she tweeted. “Objectification of women persists — for wearing less or more. Indian leaders must stop the marginalisation of Muslim women.”

Her statement was made as escalating protests over the recent hijab ban in colleges in the state appeared to spiral out of control, with incidents of stone-pelting and lathicharge being reported in several districts.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday announced the closure of high schools and colleges for three days in order to maintain “peace and harmony”.

The confrontations began after government college in Karnataka’s Udupi district banned students from wearing hijab inside the classroom. Seven students who resisted the ban were denied entry. Since then, protests have spread across the state, with some Hindu students and fringe groups launching their own counter-agitations donning saffron shawls and headdresses.

Meanwhile, in a directive validating decisions of state education institutions prohibiting Muslim girl students from wearing the hijab, the Karnataka government said last week that “clothes which disturb equality, integrity and public law and order should not be worn”.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More News

Assam CM’s Dig At Rahul Gandhi Says Rahul Gandhi Looks Like Saddam Hussain

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest dig at Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress leader's looks have changed and he looks...

Nearly 75% Twitter Employees Layoffs In A Month, Will Elon Musk’s New Policy Be Able To Assure The Employees

After cutting nearly 75% workforce of Twitter in less than a month since the takeover, Elon Musk is now reported to have kept the...

Condition of Hospitals In Bihar Is Worst: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday (21 Nov) came down heavily on the Government of Bihar for allowing persons without the necessary qualifications to discharge...

RELATED NEWS

Assam CM’s Dig At Rahul Gandhi Says Rahul Gandhi Looks Like Saddam Hussain

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest dig at Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress leader's looks have changed and he looks...

2024 Lok Sabha Election: BJP Using Cultural Approaches To Step Into Tamil Nadu

On Saturday (19 Nov) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi, which is meant to serve as Bharatiya Janata...

Prashant Kishor Slams Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Over Govt Jobs

Prashant Kishor slammed Bihar Chief Minister over government jobs. Prashant Kishor said that Nitish Kumar would be gheraoed if he fails to fulfill his...