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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over hijab ban

A group of boys waving saffron scarves heckle a girl wearing hijab at PES College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Mandya on February 8, 2022. Photo: Special Arrangement

A group of boys waving saffron scarves heckle a girl wearing hijab at PES College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Mandya on February 8, 2022. Photo: Special Arrangement | Photo Credit: VIDEO GRAB

Expressing “extreme concern” over the ban on female students wearing a hijab (headscarf) in Karnataka, and what it called growing “Islamophobia” in India, Pakistan summoned the Indian Charge d’affaires Suresh Kumar to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the Pakistani MFA issued in Islamabad, Mr. Kumar was asked to convey that banning students from wearing headscarves was a “reprehensible act”. It added that the Indian government must ensure the “safety” of Muslim women in India, referringto the video of a student in a burkha, who was harassed by a group of men in her college in the town of Mandya .


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