Over a dozen Muslim students of Hindu College in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad were on Wednesday not allowed to enter the campus till they removed their burqas, The Indian Express reported.
A group of girls alleged that the college administration forced them to remove their burqas at the entrance gate.
AP Singh, the chief proctor of Hindu College, told the media that the girls will be allowed to enter the college only if they follow a dress code that came into effect on January 1. Wearing burqas inside the college campus is not allowed under the new dress code.
Some Muslims students of the Hindu college in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad were denied entry to the college for wearing a burqa despite the prescribed uniform code for the students here. pic.twitter.com/U4KcyvfCVz
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Tension prevailed in the college as the girls questioned the administration’s decision and staged a sit-in protest outside the main gate for nearly 40 minutes. “This [burqa] is very important for us,” said one of the girls identified as Mehak. “We cannot remove it.”
In a video from the college accessed by Scroll.in, another student alleged that the college authorities did not even allow them to carry out official work, like submitting forms, without removing the burqas.
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