Mumbai: Ms. Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu won the hearts of Muslims when she expressed anguish over the targeting of girls wearing Hijab.
“Honestly, why do you always target girls? Even now you are targeting me. Like, even on the issue of hijab the girls are being targeted. Let them (girls) live the way they choose to, let them reach their destination, let them fly. Those are their wings, don’t cut them,” Sandhu told reporters
A three-judge Bench of the Karnataka High Court recently dismissed the students’ petitions seeking permission to wear hijab in classrooms. The court said a headscarf is not an essential religious practice and uniform dress rule should be followed in educational institutions where it has been prescribed.
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing on the pleas challenging the Karnataka High Court verdict.
Earlier, a video surfaced showing a Muslim student in hijab offering namaz in a Madya Pradesh university sparked controversy.
The video, shared on social media, shows the student offering namaz inside a classroom in Dr. Harisingh Gour Sagar University.
A right-wing group, Hindu Jagran Manch, has complained to the university administration to act against the student. The university said it has ordered an investigation.