Muslim girl who was asked by her college near Mangalore, India, to stop wearing her headscarf to class due to classmates' complaints has left her studies as a result, NDTV reports.
The Mangalore College has defended its request, saying it did so not on the basis of any personal issues but because they wish to quell tensions between Muslim and Hindu students.
The college principal said, "It is one rule for all students. She is the only one not following the rule."
There have been an increasing number of reports about Hindus and Muslims being asked not to speak to one another or to eat together in restaurants, NDTV reports.
Confrontations between Muslim and non-Muslims revolving around traditional Muslim dress have been surfacing in recent weeks.
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:30 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
Yes she should had been asked to remove her head scarf. They don't let guys wear hats, or do-rags in school, she's no exception!
a hat is not a religious symbol
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
I think they should have let her wear it, it's not a fashion statement, she is respecting her own religion by doing so. If they ever asked a Hindu woman to remove her Bhindi, she would pitch a fit. So, yeah.....let her wear it for gods sake! LITERALY!
Answer by samurai_chica at 4:33 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
What if they asked you to remove your crucifix necklace? Would you be OK with that?
She is not praying, she is not pushing her views, she is not even talking about being muslim! She is not using school time for religious purposes.
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