Hijab Controversy : Six girl students did not remove hijab in Karnataka, returned home without giving exam
Six girl students were wearing hijab and the authorities refused them to go to the examination centre.
Six girl students, who refused to take off their hijab in Karnataka's Yadgir district, returned home on Monday without appearing for their Class 12 exams. The incident took place at the Government Pre-University College.
The girl students, who came to take the economics exam, along with the authorities, demanded permission to sit in the examination wearing a hijab. After the request was turned down, the girl students came out of the examination centre. Class 12th exams are being conducted peacefully across the state. Girl students especially Muslim girls are following the uniform rule and giving exam without hijab. Around 68,84,255 students are appearing in the board exams. In view of the hijab controversy, the examination has started from April 22 under tight security.
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh had said that wearing of hijab (head scarf) will not be allowed during the 10th class examination of the state board. The minister had said that after the order of the High Court, we have not allowed the hijab. We have clarified that they students in hijab can wear hijab on campus, but they cannot wear it in class. At the same time, he had said that there will be no re-examination of the students who leave the examination.