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English lecturer refuses to take off hijab, resigns in Karnataka

An English lecturer has resigned due to the Hijab controversy in Karnataka. The English lecturer says that she does not feel right to teach without a hijab. The matter is of Jain PU College in Karnataka. The English lecturer there has said that teaching by taking off the hijab has hurt her self-esteem and she doesn't feel right to take it off and teach. Let us tell you that the hijab dispute is currently in the High Court. At present, wearing any kind of religious dress or clothing, including the hijab, is not allowed in schools. At present, section 144 is in force in Bengaluru till February 28, in view of the hijab controversy.

Meanwhile, picketing demonstrations are not allowed. The whole hijab controversy started from a school in Udupi. After that, demonstrations are taking place in different parts of the country in support and opposition of Hijab. The issue has become more heated due to the ongoing assembly elections in five states. At present, the situation in Udupi is normal. Now all schools and colleges have opened there. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College from where the entire controversy started was closed for the last 10 days. Now it has been opened for examination. At present, additional police force has been deployed there. Udupi Additional SP S.T.

Siddalingappa gave this information. During the hijab controversy, there was a ruckus in the Karnataka assembly as well. However, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has made it clear that his government will abide by the interim order of the Karnataka High Court on the hijab controversy. On Thursday, Congress MLAs protested in the Karnataka Assembly overnight.

They demanded the resignation of Minister of State KS Eshwarappa over the saffron flag statement. All the controversy in Karnataka happened after the implementation of dress code in schools. After this some girl students of Udupi Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College were asked not to wear hijab in class. Some students agreed to this, but some protested, after which the commotion spread to Udupi, then to Karnataka and then to other states.

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