The ongoing unrest within the state of Karnataka over whether or not college students ought to be permitted to put on hijab in academic establishments has caught actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s consideration.
Taking to Instagram, Sonam Kapoor shared an image of a person in a turban and a lady in a hijab, and it questions why can a turban be a selection however a hijab cannot.
Sonam Kapoor’s publish comes days after a number of ladies in Karnataka had been heckled by protesters for sporting a hijab.
The complete controversy erupted after the Karnataka authorities on February 5 issued an order mandating a gown code in all colleges and schools, with a ban on garments that “disturb equality, integrity and public law and order”.
A day in the past, lyricist Javed Akhtar, too, condemned the alleged assaults on ladies for sporting hijab.
“I have never been in favor of Hijab or Burqa. I still stand by that but at the same time, I have nothing but deep contempt for these mobs of hooligans who are trying to intimidate a small group of girls and that too unsuccessfully. Is this their idea of ’MANLINESS’. What a pity,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court declined to urgently hear the appeals in opposition to the Karnataka High Court’s interim order (the written order has not but been issued) banning the hijab and different spiritual attire in colleges and schools within the state.
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