BJP leaders come out in support of ban on hijab at schools in Jaipur
Education minister Madan Dilawar told media persons that the government would ensure the schools follow the prescribed dress code.
JAIPUR: The hijab controversy in Rajasthan has sparked a heated debate. Many BJP leaders including agriculture minister Dr Kirori Lal Meena have come out openly in support of a ban on hijab in all schools including private institutions.
Education minister Madan Dilawar also told media persons that the government would ensure the schools follow the prescribed dress code.
Dilawar stated that schools have been instructed to ensure students and teachers follow the prescribed dress code, and that action would be taken against those who fail to comply.
He clarified that he was not for or against hijab, but rather supported students and teachers adhering to their designated dress code. Orders have already been issued regarding this matter, so there should be no confusion or controversy.
On the other hand, Dr Meena asserted that all schools should follow a uniform dress code and prohibit hijabs. He expressed his intention to discuss this matter with the Chief Minister.
This development comes after Hawamahal MLA Balmukundachaya allegedly made some contentious remarks regarding hijabs at a government school in Gangpole area on January 27.
The students, and some community members gathered at Subhash Chowk police station in Jaipur to protest the alleged comments. Some women also joined the protest, chanting slogans against the BJP legislator’s statements.