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On Targeting and Exclusion of Muslim Women Students in Karnataka

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The ban on hijabs in classrooms and campuses, which began in coastal Karnataka and threatens to spread to other states, is a hate crime. The Hindu supremacists lynch/segregate/boycott Muslims on various pretextsbeef, collective prayers, azaan, the skullcap, Urdu language. Hijab is only the latest pretext to impose apartheid on Muslim women.

The video from Mandya, Karnataka of a saffron-stole-wearing mob of men surrounding a hijab-wearing Muslim woman and heckling her is a warning of how the hijab can easily become the next pretext for mob attacks on Muslims.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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