The Madhya Pradesh government has initiated an inquiry into a disturbing incident where Hindu girls were made to wear hijab at a school in the state. The incident came to light when photographs of the girls wearing headscarves were widely shared on social media. The government has taken swift action and ordered a detailed investigation into the matter.
The incident occurred at Ganga Jamna Higher Secondary School, and it is alleged that Mustaq Muhammad, the school proprietor, was behind the incident. The girls, irrespective of their religion, were made to wear hijabs as part of a photo montage displayed on a flex board to honor 18 students who excelled in the annual examination.
The photographs of the girls wearing hijab circulated on social media platforms, leading to public outrage and concerns about religious coercion. The initial investigation revealed that the school management was responsible for the controversial act, prompting the government to intervene and launch a thorough inquiry. The National Child Rights Commission has also taken cognizance of the incident and stepped in to address the matter.
This is not the first time that Ganga Jamna School has faced controversy regarding Hindu girls wearing hijab. Previous incidents, as evidenced by a Facebook post, revealed that the girls were compelled to wear hijab even during the school’s sports day.
It is important to note that the affected girls have not yet filed a formal complaint regarding the incident. However, speculations abound that they may have been coerced into wearing the hijab against their will.