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Manithaneeya Makkal Katchi party MLA asks Stalin to clarify on Hijab issue in TN

- March 21, 2022

Chennai, March 21 (BPNS)

Manithaneeya Makkal Katchi (MMK) party MLA, A.M. Jawahirullah has urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin to clarify the issue of wearing hijab in educational institutions of Tamil Nadu.

He called upon the Chief Minister to pass an appropriate order to clarify that there was no ban on Muslim girl students wearing hijabs educational institutions in the state. The Papanasam MLA was speaking at the assembly on Monday.

The MMK leader said that the Tamil Nadu school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi had in a statement said that there was no ban on students wearing hijab in the state. He said that in certain schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu there was issue with the wearing of hijab.

Jawahirullah who is a Professor in a college and a Ph.D. in Islamic banking systems said that on the basis of Articles 19 and 26 there was no ban on Muslim girl students wearing hijab.

He also said the speech by the state Finance minister, PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan that forces of cultural fascism are trying to destroy the cultural diversity of our country was an inspiration and had given mental strength to the minority communities.