Hijab Controversy : Propaganda or an Issue
In the past few days, a headline has been grabbing the attention of the citizens, and that's none other than the "Hijab Controversy". The debate has shaken the Indian government as well as citizens.
The Hijab controversy commenced on December 31st, 2021, at PU University, Udupi, where six female Muslim students were not permitted to attend the classes because of the hijab. Later on, the students filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court as well as appeal the Human Rights organisation.
Despite the controversy, many politicians and activists have enunciated their viewpoints on this. But is it going to unravel the problem?
Before we move further, let me tell you that only 51% of Muslim girls go to school and the rest are coerced by education. You might have seen how few girls go to the actual school or college in your state, which shows how this community is still not able to empower girls.
A hijab is a headscarf that can be worn by choice to protect against the evil eyes of men. On Twitter, when the Muslim community compared Hijab with Pagdi and Ghunghat, it shows that they are still not aware of other religions' cultures. A Sikh turban is worn by children from childhood, whereas a ghunghat is worn by females after marriage. Isn't it outrageous to correlate the hijab with these two?
Other than that, school is said to be the most secular place which doesn't differentiate against students by their religion and where everyone is equal in the eyes of education. Why, exactly, does this community want to incorporate Hijab into education, and for what purpose? A school is not for propaganda but for fostering education, especially for the Muslim community.
Wearing a headscarf is not an essential religious practise for Muslims that can be protected under the Constitution, according to a state government ruling issued on February 5.
Amongst the six, Muskan, one of the controversy girls, is giving interviews to the media and saying that she wants to study.
And she feels Hindus and Muslims are equal. Then why was she yelling "Allah hu Akbar" on the school premises?
She further said that her exams are near, and the satire is that she is boycotting for a silly issue. The issue that she is exacting is just because today she wants to start hijab practice. What was happening before the hijab controversy? They weren't wearing it. Now suddenly they are feeling the evil eyes of vultures?
This kind of feud by youth is sheer absurdity. Today's hijab, tomorrow's burqa, and what's not. Why can't the community accept the rules and regulations of the government? Why do they want the government to treat them differently rather than equally?