A class 12 board girl student was allegedly misbehaved and scolded while taking her board exam while wearing a hijab. The matter came to light when the father of the student lodged a complaint to shahar qazi on Wednesday.
The student reached Anand Vidhya Mandir School, Bhopal to take her board exam on March 1 but school administration stopped her from entering the exam hall with a hijab. When the girl refused to remove the hijab, she was allegedly misbehaved and scolded by the administration. She was allowed to take exam only when she removed the hijab.
Father of the student Mohammad Sohail said to the Hindustan Times, “My daughter was already facing exam pressure and behavior of school administration had added to her stress. The girl took the exam under depression.”
“I wanted to educate my daughter but I can’t forget my religion and its tradition. If such things happen with Muslim girls, they would stop studying,” said Sohail.
Sohail Mohammad lodged a complaint to shahar qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali Nadvi and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Arif Masood.
However, Anand Vidhya Mandir School secretary Pradeep Shrivastava said he was not aware of such a happening.
AIMPLB member Arif Masood said, “A large number of complaints of misbehaving with girl students for wearing hijab were received. We have lodged a complaint with school education department because such interference and misbehavior with female Muslim students can spoil their future.”
Shahar qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali Nadvi said, “I have written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) to allow girls in Hijab to write their examinations. If they have a doubt regarding any cheating in the examination, they can frisk the girls properly with the help of a lady teacher.”
“Even, we are ok with removing of the hijab if only girl students take exam in a hall in the presence of lady invigilators but they have to wear it because there are male candidates as well. In the name of strictness, they can’t hurt the religious sentiments. We will oppose it,” said Nadvi.
MPBSE, public relation officer (PRO) SK Chaurasia said, he had not received any complaint regarding this. “Appropriate action will be taken after receiving the complaint,” he said.