Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)
Udupi, March 15: “We have a lot of hope in the high court (HC). We have faith in the system. There is an opportunity to wear hijab in Islam. All Muslim women can cover their head and chest according to our relegion. The Supreme Court has given its verdict to us,” said a group of PU Wanita City Government students who have approached the high court regarding the Hijab controversy.
Alia Asadi, one of the protesters said, “We are sure we will get a good verdict. We will not go to class without Hijab. We will fight legally. It is in the Qur’an to cover our bodies. If there is no need to wear hijab, we will not cover our heads. We will not fight for it if Hijab is not important. We want Hijab and education.”
“The problem of Hijab has been given a communal color for political distance. It is blown out of proportion with ulterior motives by politicians. We are facing a problem with our education. The principal should allow himself to wear the hijab. This does not prevent Hijab but our education. Religion and education are important to us. We want both.
“We will not compromise. We will continue our fight. We approached the High court to allow us to wear the hijab. However, the verdict is against our expectations. The government’s uniform rule is in the verdict itself,” said Alia.
The students also came forward and said, “Pressure is being put on the court through the government’s interim order. The state government has interfered in the HC verdict and used pressure tactics. That’s why the verdict was given on wearing the hijab.”
Almas, another protesting student said, “Dr BR Ambedkar framed our constitution. If he was alive today, he would have cried. He would have cried over the current state of the constitution. The discussion is about the next step. We have a consultation with our lawyers. Now we has not taken a decision.We are very hurt by the HC verdict.
The protesters collectively said, “We will continue to fight for our right to wear the Hijab. We will fight for our constitutional rights. We will follow our Holy Quran. There is no need to obey the government’s orders. We should be allowed to write the exam wearing the Hijab. It has been two months We are preparing for the exam from home.”