In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, has condemned the diktat of an Indian Army-backed school asking the teachers to avoid hijab. Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, “I condemn this letter issuing diktats on hijab.”
She said that IIOJK may be ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party but it is certainly not like any Indian state where they bulldoze the houses of minorities and not allow them the freedom to dress as they want. Our girls will not give up their right to choose, she added. Pertinently, a school ‘Dagger Parivar’ run by a Pune-based NGO in collaboration with the Indian Army in Baramulla had asked the teachers to not wear a hijab during the school hours.
A circular issued by the school administration on Monday had asked the staff to avoid hijab during school hours so that students can feel comfortable and are forthcoming to interact with teachers and staff.—KMS