Students wearing hijab risk being banned from taking exams

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Students wearing hijab may be banned from writing Karnataka PUC II exams 2022

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Students wearing the hijab may be prohibited from writing the Karnataka PUC II exams which are to start from April 22, 2022. The Department of Education issued an order on Thursday, April 7, 2022 that students taking the PUC II exams 2022 must wear the prescribed uniform.

The ordinance further stated that in the absence of a prescribed uniform, students should wear clothing that maintained public order and preserved equality and integrity.

In a circular signed by Padmini SN, under-secretary of the department of pre-university education, it is not directly mentioned that the hijab is prohibited. However, the circular indicates that the order issued on February 5, 2022 regarding a uniform dress code and the High Court of KarnatakaThe verdict of March 15, 2022 must be confirmed in the PU Colleges.

A day before the start of the Karnataka SSLC exams 2022, the state Minister of Education for Primary and Secondary Education, BC Nagesh had announced that any student wearing hijab would not be allowed to enter the exam hall for SSLC and PUC exams.

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The Minister also added that no provision for review will be provided for students in the event of absence. Within days of the start of the SSLC exams for Class 10, hijab-wearing teachers were also relieved of their exam duties if they chose not to remove their hijab.

the row of hijab continues to be a significant problem in Karnataka. Many students have been sent home or not allowed to take their exams. Teachers were also suspended if they allowed students to sit for their exams while wearing the hijab. Karnataka PUC II 2022 exams will start on 22nd April 2022 and end on 18th May 2022 after a revised schedule was released today.
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