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Watch: Muslim student refuses to go to college due to hijab ban in India

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Women wearing hijabs and veils attend a protest against the recent hijab ban in few colleges of Karnataka state, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India on February 13, 2022. — Reuters/File
Women wearing hijabs and veils attend a protest against the recent hijab ban in few colleges of Karnataka state, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India on February 13, 2022. — Reuters/File
  • Almas, young college student in India, says she will not go to college without hijab. 
  • She contests high court's ban on wearing hijab in classrooms. 
  • Claims that this decision is a violation of her constitutional right.


Almas, a hijab-wearing Muslim student in India, said she would rather not go to college than go without hijab, reported NDTV's Reality Check.

She is one of the students who protested in court against the government's ban on hijab by the Karnataka High Court.

The court banned wearing hijab in classrooms because it claims that wearing the hijab is not "part of essential religious practice in the Islamic faith."

In the video, Almas cited multiple chapters of the Holy Quran to prove that wearing the hijab is a compulsion in Islam for women. When asked about how she will face the troubles in classrooms now that the hijab is banned, she said she, and many like her, will stop going to college.

"The court is denying us our constitutional right," she claimed.

Almas added that pre-COVID, Muslim girls wearing hijab were treated unfairly in classes. However, before the students could stand up against the treatment, COVID-19 caused schools to shut down.

This matter has risen again since schools opened after COVID, the young student said.