Muslim students boycott schools in Indian state of Karnataka.

In educational institutions of Karnataka, female students are not allowed to enter if they do not take off their hijab.

Muslim students boycott schools in Indian state of Karnataka.
Ban on hijab in Karnataka (Time Square News Image 007)

Karnataka, an Indian state, is experiencing a wave of protests by Muslim students over banning the hijab, and dozens of female students are boycotting schools.

According to the Times of India, 45 female students studying at two educational institutions in the Shimoga district of Karnataka have left their classes after refusing to take off their hijab.

In other educational institutions in Karnataka, female students are not allowed to enter if they do not take off their hijab. According to the Indian newspaper, the administration says that the High Court has banned anyone from entering educational institutions wearing any clothing considered a religious symbol.

It is to be noted that Karnataka has been in the grip of protests for the last two weeks due to the ban on hijab imposed by the state government.
The protests have caused tension among Muslim students and supporters of India's right-wing parties.

Last week, the Karnataka High Court, in an interim judgment, banned the wearing of all kinds of clothing, which is considered a symbol of religion.