Iranian women cut hair, burn scarves in protest: All you need to know

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16 following a mob attack in the capital city of Tehran has triggered protests in Iran, with women taking to the streets and adopting unique methods to bring to the spotlight the repression women face in the Islamic nation.

published on : 21st September 2022

Video of Hijab wearing students celebrating Onam in Kerala school goes viral

A short video clip of Hijab wearing students celebrating Onam in a high school in Wandoor area of this northern Kerala district has gone viral on social media with veteran Congress leader Shashi Tharoor 'liking' a tweet about it.

published on : 5th September 2022

'Wearing Hijab not essential religious practice': HC dismisses petitions of Udupi college girls

 In a landmark judgment, the Karnataka High Court ruled that wearing of hijab by Muslim women is does not form essential religious practice in the Islamic faith and prescribing uniform is not a violation of fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) and 25 of the Constitution. 

published on : 15th March 2022

Karnataka hijab row is a conspiracy: Kerala Governor | ThinkEdu 2022

Saying that the hijab is essential to Islam is an attempt to push back Muslim women into their homes, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said at the second day of the 10th ThinkEdu Conclave organised by The New Indian Express on Wednesday, March 9. Speaking on the topic ‘Education: Victim of Identities’, he said that several Muslim women have broken the glass ceiling and have gone on to even join security forces. It would be a disservice to them to say that the hijab is intrinsic to Islam. It would push them into the guilt of not being able to follow an essential tenet of their faith, he added.

published on : 9th March 2022

Hijab Row: Chaos in Karnataka govt colleges as Burqa-clad students denied entry citing HC order

Chaos prevailed on Feb 16th in several pre-university colleges in #Karnataka, which were opened on Wednesday after remaining shut for a week owing to the Hijab row, as the Burqa-clad Muslim students were not let in. #HijabRow

published on : 16th February 2022

Hijab row: "Internal matter", India replies after US remarks; Tension brews in Karnataka

Amid global criticism over the Hijab row in Karnataka, the MEA said motivated comments over internal issues were not welcome. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of the realities.

published on : 12th February 2022

Hijab row: Tension spreads to other colleges in Karnataka, govt announces 3-day holiday

With the High Court hearing a batch of PILs questioning the order issued by the state government prescribing uniforms in college and school campuses claiming that wearing hijab is an essential religious practice as prescribed by the Quran, tension over the issue has spread to several colleges in #Karnataka. To avoid any further unrest among students over the hijab row, the Karnataka government has declared a holiday for all high schools and colleges across the state for the next three days.

published on : 8th February 2022

Muslim woman in hijab viciously attacked in US hospital

A Muslim woman is suing a Michigan hospital after she was attacked by a man in the lobby of the emergency room.

published on : 2nd April 2018