Hijab row: Two Muslim girl students get no-objection certificates

The NOC will enable students to join other undergraduate colleges.


Two Muslim girl students, who protested against the ban on hijab at the university college in the city, took no-objection certificates (NOC) from the college to join other colleges, while one issued a transfer certificate (TC) is.

Of the three girl students, two held a press conference and questioned the university’s decision to strictly enforce the uniform rule within the campus.

Another girl, who joined the press conference, wrote a letter of apology to the college authorities and attends online classes, said college principal Anasuya Rai.

A Muslim student for M.Sc (chemistry) who is from Kerala also took a transfer certificate calling poor health, Rai said.

The NOC will enable students to join other undergraduate colleges. They will be issued a TC when any other college approves their admission.

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor PS Yadapadithaya has announced that the university will make special arrangements for Muslim girl students if they are not willing to abide by uniform rules and want to join other colleges that do not have the restriction.

In March last year, the Karnataka High Court rejected pleas seeking to wear the hijab in the classroom, saying the hijab was not part of the essential religious practices in Islamic faith.

Earlier in February, the Karnataka government banned the wearing of clothing that disturbed equality, integrity and public order in schools and colleges, which was disputed in the Supreme Court.

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