React patiently, SHRC chief appeals to public

Ban on burkha, headscarf in some colleges is part of a conspiracy

 
He was speaking to mediapersons after receiving complaints from citizens at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office. Forum for Rights and Justice convener U H Umar urged in a memorandum submitted to the SHRC that students should be allowed to wear the dress of their choice in the educational institutions. Further, he alleged that the implementation of ban on burkha and headscarf in some colleges in the district was part of a conspiracy aimed at denying the right to education to Muslim women.

“While Muslim women have started showing interest towards studies, some colleges are trying to keep them away from education,” Umar added. Justice Nayak said that people should respond to any issue patiently, even if others do wrong. “One should learn and teach others the values of love and peace. “Unfortunately, venomous seeds of hatred are being sown in the district. A minority community member participating in a marriage function of a majority community is also being looked at as a crime,” he lamented.

“I was expecting changes in the situation after district heads were changed. There was a slight change in the law and order situation after DC and Western Range IGP Gopal Hosur took charge. But, now it has started getting worse again,” he said. Students of the Meridian College complained that the college levied Rs 44,000 as fees instead of the prescribed fees Rs 16,800 from them, even though they were selected for MSW course through common entrance test.

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