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Hijab controversy: Those unsafe in their own houses, wear hijab, says Pragya Thakur | VIDEO

BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur also said that there was no need to wear hijabs anywhere.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 17, 2022 11:10 IST
Hijab controversy: Those unsafe in their own houses, wear
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Hijab controversy: Those unsafe in their own houses, wear hijab, says Pragya Thakur

Highlights

  • Pragya Thakur said that people who are not safe in their houses need to wear a hijab
  • "No need to wear a hijab anywhere," said Pragya Thakur on Hijab controversy at an event in Bhopal
  • Hijab controversy began in Karnataka in January when some hijab-clad students were barred entry

Amid the ongoing hijab row, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal said that people who are not safe in their houses need to wear a hijab. BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur also said that there was no need to wear hijabs anywhere.

Addressing an event on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti, Sadhvi said, "People who are not safe in their houses need to wear Hijab. While outside, wherever there is 'Hindu Samaj', they are not required to wear Hijab especially at places where they study."

"No need to wear hijab anywhere. Hindus are of such culture that we do not need to wear hijab anywhere," she added.

The hijab controversy began in Karnataka in January this year when some students of Government Girls PU college in the Udupi district of the state alleged that they had been barred from attending classes. During the protests, some students claimed they were denied entry into the college for wearing hijab.

Following this incident, students of different colleges arrived at Shanteshwar Education Trust in Vijayapura wearing saffron stoles. The situation was the same in several colleges in the Udupi district.

The pre-University education board had released a circular stating that students can wear only the uniform approved by the school administration and no other religious practices will be allowed in colleges.

The government has also imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 in several cities and districts, including Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Koppal, Davangere and Ramanagara.

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