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Hijab ban: How some liberals are sleepwalking into the trap set by Hindutva nationalists

Scroll | 17/02/2022 10:06 AM | Click to read full article

First and foremost, we would like to clearly state that the right to wear the hijab (or not) should rest with Muslim women. That choice should solely be their prerogative.

The pushback, laced with physical intimidation and sectarian sloganeering, is now gradually snowballing into a larger movement against the donning of hijab in educational institutions. What was a non-issue (or in some places, nothing more than a subterranean issue) till just a few weeks prior, has now become a national emergency.