Fatima Stands For Her Right To Wear Hijab
- IWB Post
- July 14, 2015
Fatima from Delhi is soon going to appear for the medical entrance exam All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) on 25th July. But the dress code issued by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) for the coming AIPMT clearly states students can’t wear/carry scarf during the exam!
Not only this, CBSE also asks students to ‘wear light clothes with half sleeves Shirt/T-Shirt/Kurta’. Wearing hijab and kurti is considered an integral part of Islamic culture. This rule didn’t go well with Fatima and other Muslim girls who consider wearing Hijab as their tradition.
Fatima said during an interview, “Scarf and full-sleeve kurta are the minimum part of Islamic Hijab. For hijab you should be very particular about what you wear – the point is you should not show up. Definitely it is our freedom to wear dress of our choice.”
“Without naming Hijab, they have actually banned Hijab for AIPMT. If they had mentioned Hijab then people would have become angrier. But they have mentioned these two things. They are doing it at AIPMT now, they may extend it to schools and colleges and maybe to public places.”
Seems we have got our own version of Malala!
We support her protest. Do you?