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'Motivated comments on internal issues not welcome': India reacts to US remark on Hijab controversy

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of the realities.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 12, 2022 11:58 IST
Indian Muslim women walk past paramilitary soldiers
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Indian Muslim women walk past paramilitary soldiers deployed as a precaution measures during the Friday prayers and ahead of a protest against banning Muslim girls wearing hijab from attending classes at some schools in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

Highlights

  • India rejected criticism by some countries over simmering dress code row
  • MEA spokesperson said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of realities
  • India also said that "motivated comments" on the country's internal issues are not welcome

India on Saturday rejected criticism by some countries over the simmering dress code row in certain educational institutions in Karnataka and said that "motivated comments" on the country's internal issues are not welcome.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of the realities.

"A matter regarding dress code in some educational institutions in the State of Karnataka is under judicial examination by the High Court of Karnataka," he said.

"Our constitutional framework and mechanisms, as well as our democratic ethos and polity, are the context in which issues are considered and resolved. Those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of these realities. Motivated comments on our internal issues are not welcome," he said.

Bagchi's response came when asked by the media about comments by some countries on dress code in some educational institutions in Karnataka

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