BHOPAL: A government college in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district has banned hijab after members of Durga Vahini, the women’s wing of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), staged a protest against the institute for allowing Muslim students to wear headscarves on campus.
According to a video on Twitter, a group of people were seen to be chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ after two hijab-clad students entered the college premises.
The college principal, D.R. Rahul, said, “Nobody can come here [to this college] wearing this kind of [religious] attire including the hijab.”
According to news agency ANI, a video had emerged of two girls wearing headscarves in the Agrani Government Autonomous PG College which irked a group of students who began protests against hijab.
(With inputs from ANI)