A private college in Thiruvananthapuram is inside the information for asking a newly-admitted hijab carrying pupil to take a transfer certificate and depart if she can not comply with the dress code. The student, beginning her magnificence eight, changed into a brand new entrant inside the Jyoti Nilayam Higher Secondary School. Her father alleges that the faculty authorities, particularly the Principal, had met the lady at some stage in the admission manner but failed to mention that head scarfs were a strict no-no. The pupil’s father alleges that the Principal had given a final to the student to ditch the headband.
“She had not faced this hassle inside the other college, in which she studied from LKG to elegance 8. There turned into an interview and an admission test. During this procedure, we had met the Principal. However, she had not noted that the top scarf is banned. Further, I did now not see anything unique approximately this in the college diary, admission shape, and many others,” the lady’s father, Muneer*, a Thiruvananthapuram resident, tells TNM. The school reopened on Thursday, June 6. On Friday, the Principal spotted the scholar and requested her to ‘change it.’ The scholar, pressured about the assertion, did now not understand that the Principal meant the veil and persevered to wear it.
“When the Principal met her again, she stated that head headband was now not allowed inside the campus or classes and she ought to wear it after faculty hours and outdoor of the compound. She additionally asked her not to come to high school with the headscarf on, on Monday,” the woman’s father brought. On Monday, while the father met the Principal, he alleges that they have been asked to take a switch certificate and go away if they could not follow the get dressed code.
“I requested her why they did now not tell us approximately the top scarf. To which she requested why we had no longer requested her if the hijab turned into allowed. I became not organized to take a transfer as the school yr had already all started, and we did not have a seat in any other college. But the Principal insisted that we do,” he alleges. Further, Muneer said he had crammed the reason as ‘no longer allowed to wear the headscarf inside the transfer certificate. However, while he was given the TC certificate returned, the motive changed into modified to ‘higher centers.’
Muneer is likewise making plans to soak up the matter with the Education Department.
Speaking to TNM, the government at the Jyoti Nilayam college alleged that the college diary had clear commands that everyone student should observe the get dressed code. “We have now not specially stated that Hijab isn’t always allowed. But instructions are given to comply with the dress code mandatorily,” a respectable in the Principal’s workplace instructed TNM.
Regarding the row, the authentic additionally delivered that faculty authorities have discussed the difficulty. “We did no longer ask them to take a TC. They have been clear that they could not comply with the get dressed code to the tee, and subsequently, they demanded a TC,” the college alleges.