Woman with headscarf was denied of her rights

A post graduate muslim woman was denied entry in examination hall with her headscarf on. The higher officials also denied the rights saying, "You don't have any such right. You live in India not in Pakistan". The woman threatened them to go to court regarding the matter and the officer didn't let her sit in the exam. However, she was permitted to sit in the exam later by other officials. The incident came into light through her facebook post.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident School
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident School perpetrator Religion Public servant/Bureaucrat
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Date of incident: February 02, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Discrimination in Education
  • Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Shakira Nomani
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Agra
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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