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The Karnataka campaign is about the hijab but mainly about showing Muslims their place

Scroll | 08/02/2022 11:04 AM | Click to read full article

The defining image of this new year is girl students in Kundapur in Karnataka, saffron scarves around their necks, processing down a street shouting “Jai Shree Ram”. They were marching in support of an RSS-BJP campaign to impose rules of dress on their Muslim fellow students.

These young women are the latest addition to the RSS-BJP’s growing army of radicalised youth who act as vigilantes deploying methods ranging from intimidation to physical violence against Muslims.