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Why are young Muslim women protesting in India?

In India’s southern state of Karnataka, Muslim students protest after several state-run colleges banned them from sitting in a classroom wearing a hijab.

The young women say that choosing what to wear is a fundamental right enshrined in India’s constitution.

In recent weeks, several videos have surfaced of young Muslim women wearing hijabs being harassed by Hindu men wearing saffron shawls. The BJP government in the state has also backed the dress code and urged Muslim women to adhere to it.

Geo.tv explains how the feud started and how the protesters plan to challenge the state restrictions:


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