Activists protest over ban on hijab; college relen

The Srinivas College of Pharmacy had barred first year B.Pharm students from wearing headscarves inside the classroom, library, office room, and exam hall. It also restricted students from wearing jeans and t-shirt. The first-year students and parents had signed a declaration at the time of admission. Principal R. Shabaraya said students from second to fourth year B.Pharm were allowed to wear headscarves as the condition was not laid down at the time of their admission. Students are free to wear hijab during lunch hours and other free times on the campus. However after a meeting with activists the college authorities said there will not be any objection to students entering classes with hijab and a committee will re-look the code of conduct. It may be recalled that a year ago, there were protests at a degree college in Sullia after a teacher asked Muslim girls to remove their headscarves during the annual photo session.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :College
Number of victims 5 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: August 27, 2016
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
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  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : First year B.Pharm Students
    Name of Perpetrator Principal R. Shabaraya
    State Karnataka
    District/City Mangalore
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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