Vijayawada: After Karnataka, burqa ban breaks out in Andhra, as some students of Andhra Loyola College on Thursday here were denied entry inside the premises of the college while wearing a hijab.
However, the students said that they have been going to college in a burqa or hijab since the first year. The students also took a photo with the burqa for the college ID card.
The controversy erupted when Father Kishore, principal of the degree college, found a few Muslim girls wearing hijab and burqa and deliberately obstructed the students.
Pathan Sadiqunnisa, a student of the college claimed that the college principal restricted her from entering the college in Muslim attire.
She said, “we have been wearing hijabs from the beginning and our ID cards were also photographed with traditional hijab wear. Now the correspondent says that we can’t come to college wearing it.”
However, Dr Kishore not only denied all the allegation but he also clarified that girls or faculty are not allowed inside the classroom in Muslim attire.
“This morning, while I was on rounds in the college, I found three girls entering college late. Two among them were in Muslim attire. I asked them to go to the girls’ waiting room and change before going to the classroom. However, they refused and went away,” the principal said.
He further emphasised that the ‘college dress code’ was for every student and that other Muslim girls and faculty followed the rule.