Indian Muslims will not respond to call of al Qaida chief over hijab row: Himanta
Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said Indian Muslims will not respond to the call of al Qaida chief Ayman Al Zawahiri and engage in the hijab row after the Karnataka High Court’s ruling.
By Prabin Kalita
He said, “Muslims of the country will abide by the judgment and continue to respect the basic tenets of the country’s education system. Uniforms are used in educational institutions to ensure equality of all students. Al Qaida will not understand it, but Indian Muslims will.”
“India is a democracy. If you wear hijab, I will wear something, and then schools and colleges will become a place of display of religious clothes or behaviour. How can schools and colleges continue then,” he said on the sidelines of a passing-out parade of trainee officers at North Eastern Police Academy’s (NEPA) in Meghalaya.
Zawahiri in a video released by the terror outfit’s mouthpiece, As-Sahab Media, on Tuesday showered praise on Muskan Khan, the Karnataka student who raised slogans of “Allah-hu-Akbar” after being heckled by a right-wing Hindu mob shouting “Jai Shri Ram” in February.
He had mentioned the ban on hijab in educational institutions as per a Kartanaka court order, and asked the Muslims in the Indian subcontinent to fight the perceived assault on Islam “intellectually, using the media and with weapons on the battlefield”.
Courtesy : TOI
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