The hijab controversy that started from Karnataka has now reached the international level. In this controversy, one of the most influential footballers of the era Paul Pogba of English football club Manchester United has decided to wade into Karnataka’s Hijab row.
The 2018 World Cup winner with the France football team has extended solidarity to Muslim students of Karnataka.
French superstar took to Instagram to share a 45-second video which titled “Hindutva mob continue to harass Muslim girls wearing hijab in India”. The Manchester United playmaker has over 51 million followers on Instagram and is one of the most followed footballers on social media across all platforms.
Actually, recently the Karnataka government has implemented section 133 of the Karnataka Education Act-1983 in the state. Under this, students will now have to wear uniform compulsorily in all government and private schools and colleges. Private schools can also choose a uniform of their own.
The hijab protests began on February 4 at the Government Girls PU college in the Udupi district of the state when some students alleged that they had been barred from attending classes. During the protests, some students were allegedly denied entry to college wearing hijab by Muslim women earlier this month.
There has been a ruckus in the schools and colleges of Karnataka after the order to ban religious dress hijab. The dispute has reached through Karnataka and its schools and colleges to the rest of the country. Now politicians of different parties are also face to face on this. Protests are also taking place in Delhi-Mumbai. Now this matter has also reached the international level.