College refused to give degree over wearing veil

In the Marwari College in Ranchi, the over-all best graduate Nishat Fatima, who came to the College to take her degree in graduation ceremony could not get it in the ceremony because she came wearing a burqa (veil) to attend the program. Her name was called for the gold medal at the ceremony as she had to take the medal first. However, at the same time, it was announced that she was not in the dress code fixed by the college, due to which she could not be given a degree in the ceremony.After which the process of awarding medals and degrees to other toppers was started. Despite the dress code being fixed, Nishat’s father Muhammad Ikramul Haq said that the burqa is included in their tradition.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident University
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident University Was cross FIR filed No
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Date of incident: September 16, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Discrimination in Education
  • Harassment
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Nishat Fatima
    Name of Perpetrator Marwari College Authrities
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Ranchi
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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