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Veiled threat: religious tensions rise as Indian court upholds hijab ban for pupils

The ban in Karnataka has sparked protests by Muslim pupils and parents, and counter-protests by Hindu pupils

16 March 2022 - 20:11 By Sumit Khanna and Saurabh Sharma

Hardline Hindu groups are demanding restrictions on wearing the hijab in classrooms in more Indian states after a court upheld a ban on the traditional Islamic headscarf in Karnataka state, worrying Muslim pupils who had protested the ban...

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