A guest lecturer of Jain PU College in Tumkur district of Karnataka has resigned in protest of the ban on wearing hijab. In the midst of the hijab controversy, the teacher’s resignation has created more controversy. The Kantak High Court has directed that no religious attire can be worn in educational institutions in Karnataka for the time being. After this instruction, call the principal of Jain PU College or all the teachers. The principal told all the teachers that from now on they will not be able to come to the college wearing any clothes with which religion is added. And after this instruction, the teacher named Chandni demanded to quit her job. He posted a video message on social media which went viral. “It’s against my self-esteem to go to college without hijab,” he said.
In the video message, the teacher said, ‘I have been a guest lecturer of Jain PU College for the last three years. In these three years I have not had any problem and I have worked comfortably. But yesterday morning our principal Sir called us and said that we should not wear hijab or represent any religious symbol and they have received instructions in this regard.
He added, “For the last three years, I have been teaching classes after hijab. It (the ban) was against my self-esteem so I resigned myself. I will not work in that college without hijab. ‘ He called the decision to ban the hijab “undemocratic” in his resignation letter.
It is to be mentioned that Aligarh students took to the streets in the incident in Karnataka. Aligarh students carrying posters and placards chanted slogans in support of the Karnataka protesters. In December last year, some Muslim girls wearing hijabs were barred from entering a government college in Udupi, Karnataka. Later such bans were issued in more than one college. In the last few days, the situation has become more complicated. Meanwhile, a group of petitions were filed in the High Court. The case is now pending.