Jammu & Kashmir

Mehbooba hits out at BJP, condemns circular issuing ‘diktats’ on hijab in Kashmir

Kashmiri students protest in Budgam district in solidarity with Karnataka students who were denied entry into colleges for wearing Hijab. [FPK File Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Srinagar: Soon after the circular of Dagger Parivaar School Baramulla surfaced on social media platforms instructing its staff to “avoid” hijab during school hours, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that she condemns the letter issuing ‘diktats’ on hijab.

A Kashmiri student, part of the protesting group in Budgam, displays a placard in solidarity with Karnataka students who were denied entry into colleges for wearing Hijab. [FPK File Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Mufti on her Twitter handle wrote, “I condemn this letter issuing diktats on hijab. J&K may be ruled by BJP but it’s certainly not like any other state where they bulldoze the houses of minorities & not allow them the freedom to dress as they want. Our girls will not give up their right to choose.”

In the aftermath of the surfacing of the circular about hijab, which triggered a widespread condemnation on social media, News18 while quoting an official source reported that officials would recall the circular and issue a new one.

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