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Here’s What You Should Know About the Fight Over Hijab in India

The Southern State of India has emerged as a new battlefield to decide on the issue of whether Hijab (an Islamic veil) can be allowed to wear as part of a girl’s uniform in public schools or not. The epicenter of conflict is the Udupi’s PU Women College where in December last year six hijab-clad…


Banning Hijab is not Secularism

Can banning a piece of cloth from public institutions demonstrate a government’s secularism? Some people seem to think so, but I can’t understand how. Recently, The New York Times reported the Stavropol region in Russia banned headscarves from government schools. Journalist Ellen Barry quotes Marina Savchenko, a school director: “This is an institution. Secular attire…