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Former Kashmiri Actor Zaira Wasim Opens Up on Karnataka Hijab Row

Zaira shared a lengthy post criticising ban on hijab in Karnataka's Educational Institutions

Zaira Wasim on Karnataka Hijab Row : Calls It Injustice


Karnataka Hijab Row : Former Kashmiri born actor Zaira Wasim has raised her voice on the hijab controversy in the state of Karnataka. Zaira strongly criticized the ban on her social media account. She termed the restrictions as injustice and said that she ‘resisted’ the entire system of woman being harassed for carrying out a religious commitment.

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In her social media post, Zaira wrote that wearing a hijab isn’t a choice, but an obligation in Islam. She said that she wears the hijab with ‘gratitude’ and humility. “I, as a woman who wears the hijab, with gratitude and humility, resent and resist this entire system where women are being stopped and harassed for merely carrying out a religious commitment.”


The Karnataka hijab ban triggered at the beginning of January when six female Muslim students at Government PU College said they were forbidden from entering their college wearing hijab. They began a protest against the college authorities, which turned into a statewide issue across Karnataka. The matter is currently being heard in the Karnataka High Court.


Courtesy : IE


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