Make a statement on the website condemning the hijab ban by the Hindu Nationalist government in Karnataka
Recently the Karnataka government banned hijab in schools https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/08/schools-shut-in-india-as-protests-grow-over-headscarf-ban.
This violates the freedom of religion https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/hijab-ban-violates-religious-freedom-us-on-karnataka-hijab-issue/article38416850.ece
Court took it the wrong way. Rather than "it should be upto the state to justify their actions", the situation is "muslim students are having to fight for their rights and justify the clothing" https://thewire.in/law/hijab-essential-religious-practice-court-rights. Quoting The Wire https://thewire.in/rights/hijab-ban-karnataka-international-human-rights-law on this point,
It is not the hijab but the banning of the hijab that should be scrutinised on the threshold of constitutional law and human rights norms.
Finally, I would like to quote The Hindu at this point
Freedom of religion is important because freedoms are important, and not because religions are important.
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Publish a statement condemning the hijab ban on our website as a public statement Closed Sat 19 Feb 2022 11:00AM
Any volunteers to publish this on the website.
Should we publish something like the draft I wrote above on our website? I wrote it in a hurry, so please feel free to improve it. Thanks.
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