SRINAGAR — Local ladies on Monday offered flowers to hijab-clad students outside the University of Kashmir (KU).
The local ladies were seen waiting outside Kashmir University, carrying flowers in their hands and offering these to those students who had put on the hijab.
Speaking to news agency Kashmir News Trust, one of the ladies, part of the group distributing flowers, said that nobody has the right to decide about one’s attire.
“Hijab is our choice and nobody can force and dictate to us what we should wear or eat. Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) has maintained that women should wear the veil and not mingle with men,” she said.
Earlier, a protest in support of the hijab had erupted in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
It is in place to mention to state that hijab controversy has erupted in the Indian state of Karnataka where a lesser-known Hindu outfit is demanding a ban on the hijab in schools and colleges. The matter has now reached the court.