Hijab Row erupts in Vijayawada as Loyola College management denies students entry
Hyderabad: The lingering hijab problem has slowly spread and has now reached Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. At Loyola College, the hijab issue erupted on Thursday. The students claimed that the college administration banned them from attending classes because they wore the hijab.
Massive protests erupted in Karnataka in January this year when several students from Government PU College in Udupi district claimed they had been denied admission because they were wearing headscarves.
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Meanwhile, at Loyola College, students claimed the college administration barred them from attending class because they wore hijab. They said the photo on the ID card was also taken with the hijab on and they had been attending university in a burqa since freshman year.
Former Muslims who knew about the incident approached the college and held talks with the management. On the other hand, the parents of the students arrived at the college and expressed their concern. The police arrived after getting the information and spoke with the students and the college administration.
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The management eventually allowed the students into the classroom, with the dispute with the Muslim elders later settled. The principal told the media that they had allowed the students into the classrooms.
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