Students in Iran protest against Karnataka Hijab ban


A large number of students held a protest demon-stration in front of the Indian embassy in Iran’s capital city, Tehran against the ban on head scarp/ hijab in Indian state Karnataka colleges and schools.

The protesters called upon the Iranian authori-ties to issue a statement and take measures against the hijab diktat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Karnataka state government, which has been campaigning for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) across the country, Iran’s Press TV reported.

Students held placards in the demonstration against the state’s head scarp/ hijab diktat and raised slogans demanding justice for the Muslim students in India.

The students described the new head scarp/ hi-jab restrictions as a violation of basic human rights and discriminatory against Muslims.

The Iranian students, who participated in the rally, described the new head scarp/ hijab restric-tions as discriminatory against Muslims in India and called it a violation of the basic human right to free-dom of clothing.

The right to choose one’s attire and clothing is an important part of freedom of expression guaran-teed under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which India is a signatory.—INP


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