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Watch video: Karnataka engineering college suspends 4 students for dancing in burqa at college event

Students at Mangaluru's St. Joseph's Engineer College have found it costly to dance to Bollywood songs wearing burqas. Taking action, the principal has suspended all the students.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: Some students of St. Joseph’s Engineer College, Mangaluru, Karnataka, wearing burqas, danced fiercely on Bollywood songs in an informal program of the student union. The video of students dancing wearing burqas went viral on social media. The college administration has taken strict action against these students as soon as the video went viral on social media. The college administration has suspended such students.

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A statement has been issued by the St. Joseph’s Engineer College Administration on Thursday, 08 December. In a statement issued by the college administration, referring to the viral video, it has been said that some college students wearing burqas danced to Bollywood songs. Such students have been suspended and the matter is being investigated. The college administration also clarified that the dance show was not allowed in the program of the student union. But some students came on stage and danced.

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The college, in a statement, said the dance was by Muslim students who “barged on stage” during the informal part of the students’ association inaugural.

Mangaluru-based St. Joseph’s Engineer College principal said, ‘It was not part of the approved program. The college does not support activities that can harm the harmony between communities. According to reports, the dance video of students wearing burqas that has gone viral on social media was captured on mobile cameras by college students. As soon as this video went viral on social media, the college administration had set up an inquiry regarding this video.

The students have been suspended pending this enquiry. The college administration itself has issued a statement about this. In its statement, the college administration has clearly stated that “the college does not support any activity that harms the harmony between communities.”

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