Pre-university college for women in the Udupi district of Karnataka forced six Muslim students to enter the classroom as they were in Hijab (headscarf). The students complain about this, but the administration doesn't hear their plea. The students had been protesting for three days in a row as they were denied entry into the class. The students told the Maktoob media that they had been discriminated against and were not allowed to enter the classroom. The Principal of the institution reportedly said that there are no restrictions on wearing Hijab on the college campus, but in order to maintain uniformity, there is no permission to wear such attire in the class.
With regards to the present incident, five of the six students who were not allowed to enter the classroom, along with members of the Islamic Organisation of India, formed a delegation and visited district collector Kurma Rao on Saturday; however, The Wire noted that he did not respond to requests for comment.