Sonam Kapoor weighed in on the raging hijab controversy in Karnataka and requested why turbans could be a selection however a hijab can not. She shared a submit on Instagram Tales, that includes an image collage. On the left was a picture of a person in a turban, with the textual content beneath saying, “This could be a selection.” It was juxtaposed with a photograph of a lady carrying a hijab and the textual content beneath mentioned, “However this may’t?”
The hijab row began when six women got here to a government-run faculty in Udupi carrying headscarves citing their religion, which was met with resistance from a piece of scholars, who turned up on the faculty carrying saffron scarves. The strain escalated because the protests unfold to different components of Karnataka. Violence at one faculty pressured the police to resort to lathi-charge.
Subsequently, the Karnataka authorities introduced a three-day vacation from Wednesday for top faculties and pre-university faculties to keep away from any additional disturbances and untoward incidents on campuses.
At current, the Karnataka Excessive Courtroom is listening to a petition difficult hijab restrictions in academic establishments. In its interim order, the courtroom mentioned, “We request the state authorities and all different stakeholders to reopen the academic establishments and permit the scholars to return to the courses on the earliest. Pending consideration of all these petitions, we restrain all the scholars no matter their faith or religion from carrying saffron shawls (Bhagwa), scarfs, hijab, non secular flags or the like throughout the classroom, till additional orders.”
A number of Bollywood celebrities have reacted to the continuing controversy. Javed Akhtar mentioned that he was not in favour of hijab or burqa however condemned ‘mobs of hooligans who’re making an attempt to intimidate a small group of women’. Kangana Ranaut, in the meantime, made an oblique touch upon the problem.
“If you wish to present braveness, present it by not carrying burqa in Afghanistan. Study to interrupt free, not cage your self,” Kangana wrote on Instagram Tales, sharing a submit juxtaposing ladies in Iran carrying swimwear in 1973 and clad in burqas nearly 50 years later.
(With inputs from PTI)