Amid ‘Hijab Ban’, Women Offer Flowers To Hijab-Clad Students At KU

Srinagar- A group of local women on Monday distributed flowers and chocolates to students with Hijab outside Kashmir University.

The flower distribution came amid Hijab controversy that has erupted in Karnataka where a lesser-known Hindu outfit is demanding a ban on the Hijab in schools and colleges. The matter is in the court right now.

The event was organised by Tahira Najma, a religious scholar and an alumnus of Qom seminary in Iran.

She said that the campaign is being initiated to encourage girls to wear hijab and she had organized it in her personal capacity.

“This is an effort to encourage girls who wear hijab and the event is in no way meant to ferment discord in the society”, said Najma.

She further said they organized this event on Valentine’s Day in order to counter the narrative of the western world.

“We are Muslims and we should not be celebrating to the Valentine’s Day”.
“Celebrating Valentine’s Day is not line with our cultural ethos but unfortunately it has made inroads in our society”. She added.

The organiser condemned the decision of Karnataka government to not allow women with hijab to enter the Educational Institutions.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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