Congress, Muslim League Flay Ban on Headdress

Published: 27th July 2015 02:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2015 02:42 AM   |  A+A-

KOZHIKODE/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress and the Indian Union Muslim League on Sunday flayed the decision to ban religious head coverings for those who attend the All-India Pre-medical Entrance Test (AIPMT).

IUML national secretary E T Mohammed Basheer while criticising the Supreme Court decision said it amounted to denying the rights granted by the constitution.

Stating that deleberate attempts are being made to polarise the public, Basheer said this was a matter that involves issues of faith.

KPCC Chief V M sudheeran termed as “unfortunate” the decision of authorities not to allow head scarves.   “The action violates the fundamental right of the citizens to follow the religion of their choice. The Central Government should ensure that such incidents, which hurt the religious sentiments of the citizens are not repeated,” Sudheeran said in a statement.

A nun was not allowed to write All-India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) conducted by the CBSE in Thiruvananthapuram after she refused to remove the head gear as stipulated by the CBSE.

BJP: Forgo Citizenship

Palakkad: The Muslim League was challenging the Indian Constitution and the Supreme Court by questioning the decision of the apex court, said V Muralidharan, BJP state president.  Muralidharan said that those who are challenging the constitution and are not ready to accept the Supreme Court ruling should be ready to forgo the citizenship of the country. Muralidharan said that the statements by League leaders that they will accept only rulings which were favourable to their religion amounted to a direct challenge on the Constitution. Instead, the observations should be questioned in court, he added.

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