At a college in Mangalore, Karnataka, two Muslim students were given a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to join another college and one was issued a Transfer Certificate (TC) in protest of the hijab ban. Two of the three students held a press conference and questioned the decision to strictly enforce the uniform rule on the university campus.
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- The student wrote a letter to the college apologizing
- Vice Chancellor PS Yadapaditya announced
The student wrote a letter to the college apologizing
College principal Anasuya Roy said another student who attended the press conference wrote a letter to the college apologizing. She is attending online classes. Roy said another Muslim student from Kerala had taken the transfer certificate for Emmys (Chemistry) due to ill health. Girls with NOC can get admission in other graduate colleges. TC will be issued when admission is approved in any other college.
Vice Chancellor PS Yadapaditya announced
Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor PS Yadapaditya has said that Muslim girls are not ready to abide by the university uniform rules. Special arrangements will be made for those who wish to seek admission in other colleges which do not have these restrictions.
In March this year, the Karnataka High Court dismissed petitions seeking permission to wear the hijab in the classroom, saying the hijab was not part of the required practice in the Islamic faith.
Earlier in February, the Karnataka government had banned the wearing of clothing that violates equality, integrity and public order in schools and colleges, which was challenged in the High Court.