The Congress-led Karnataka government on Wednesday has said that it will look into the request made by Amnesty India to revoke the ban on hijab in the educational institutions in the state.
Amnesty India, in a series of tweets, asked the newly-formed Karnataka government to take three actions on priority, including the immediate revoking of the ban on women wearing hijabs in educational institutions.
“We will see in future what best we can do. Right now, we have to fulfil the five guarantees we made to the people of Karnataka,” Karnataka minister and senior Congress leader G Parameshwara was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The hijab row started in Karnataka after the BJP-led government issued an order that said-Uniforms were compulsory in schools and colleges and no exceptions could be made for the wearing of the hijab.