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Hijab row: PU students urge Govt to postpone practical examinations in Vijayapura

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Vijayapura: The protest over Hijab by Muslim students of Pre-University (PU) College has continued in the District on Monday February 21 too with a group of students demanding the Government to either postpone practical examinations for PU II or allow them to attend examinations wearing a Hijab.

Several Hijab-clad students of Government PU College visited the office of Deputy Commissioner on Monday with their demand. In the memorandum submitted to the District Administration, the students said that following the order of the High Court, they are unable to attend the regular classes. Now, as the practical exam dates have been announced and they are scheduled to start from Wednesday February 23, the students demanded the administration to either postpone the exam until the final order of the High Court, or allow them to attend the exams in Hijab.

Later, speaking to mediapersons, one of the students of PU College said that for over a week, the Muslim students who came in Hijab, are not allowed to enter the classes by the college authorities.

“We are missing our classes everyday for over a week. We even requested the college authorities to arrange for online classes if they can’t allow offline classes but they are not acknowledging our request,” she said.

The students are saying that since the practical exams have 30 marks, the students will face problems in theory exams if they don’t attend the exams.

“We are students and our objective is to study well to build our careers. We are not politicians, and the government should support us in our education. Instead of helping, the government is creating more hurdles in our education. What is wrong in postponing the practical examination s for sometime till we get the final order from the HC,” she wondered.

Later, the students left after being appealed by the police to leave the premises.

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