Karnataka: Phone Numbers of Six Students Protesting for Right to Wear Hijab Shared on Social Media

Mangaluru (Karnataka): Parents of six Muslim girl students, who are protesting for their right to wear hijab at the pre-university college in Udupi, Karnataka, have lodged a complaint with the police that the personal details of their children are being shared by some people on social media.

The parents, who submitted a complaint to the Udupi district Superintendent of Police N. Vishnuvardhan, sought action against those sharing the details of the girls, including their mobile numbers, in the public domain. The parents have expressed fear that the details might be used to threaten the girls.

Vishnuvardhan said the girls’ parents have submitted a written complaint to him.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Director General of Police (DGP) seeking action against the culprits. The Commission has also sought a time-bound investigation and demanded that action taken must be communicated within seven days.

(With PTI inputs)

Featured image: Kundapura: Students wearing hijab sit outside their school as the school authorities denied entry for wearing a hijab or scarf, in Kundapura of Udupi district, February 4, 2022. Photo: PTI

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