THE HIJAB row in Karnataka found an echo in Lok Sabha for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with opposition parties staging a walkout demanding a statement from Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
With the opposition protesting over the issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, who is the MP from Karnataka’s Dharwad, told reporters outside the House: “All students must follow the dress code prescribed by the schools and administration. Law and order must be maintained in the state. We need to see who are these people instigating the students.”
Opposition Congress raised the issue during zero hour, seeking a statement from Shah “on the atrocities being committed on Muslim girls in Karnataka in the name of hijab”. But the BJP members protested, saying the matter is sub judice as it is pending in Karnataka High Court.