Students wearing hijab were allowed to write the exam; 7 teachers suspended in Karnataka
Seven teachers have been suspended in Karnataka’s Gadag district for allowing students wearing hijabs to appear for exams. GM Basavalingappa, deputy director of public education in Gadag district, said seven teachers had been suspended following media reports of an incident at CS Patil Girls’ High School. “The invigilators allowed the headscarf in violation of government orders. Teachers were suspended for violating the order after some TV channels reported the incident, ”he said.
Sri Ram Sena has lodged a complaint against Urdu teacher Mohammad Ali for allowing hijab at an examination center in Jewargi in Kalaburagi district. Ashok Bhajantri, deputy director of public education in Kalaburagi district, said the block education officer had submitted a report on the incident. He said he would look into it. “Members of some of the organizations that falsely claim to distribute free masks enter schools and videotape students wearing hijabs,” he said. An official from the Department of Education said the Jewargi incident was an example of such an incident.
Of the 8,68,206 students who took the second language test, 22,063 did not appear on Wednesday. The number of students who failed the first language test on Monday was 20,994. Kalaburagi district has the highest non-attendance in the state. Of the 46,380 students enrolled, 2,401 attended Wednesday. At the same time, Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board Director Gopal Krishna HN said that there was no connection between those who failed the exam and the hijab issue.
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