Huge number of individuals gathered in Maharashtra's Malegaon on Thursday to protest the hijab boycott in certain schools and universities in Karnataka.

The protest was organized by an association called 'Jamiet Ulema e Hind' and upheld by some others. The nonconformists requested, "Hijab is our right, take back ban on hijab." They have announced that they will notice Friday, February 11 as 'hijab day' in Malegaon.

The dissent was held without police authorization. The police have booked four coordinators of Jamiet Ulema e Hind for abusing prohibitory orders under Section 144.

A AIMIM MLA has additionally been served a notice for allegedly having gone to the protest and making a speech.


The debate over hijab (headscarf) in Karnataka started on January 1, 2022, when Muslim students at Udupi Women's Pre-University school were not permitted to enter as they were wearing hijabs.

Since then, multiple incidents have taken place all over Karnataka where Muslim girls have come to classes wearing hijabs and Hindu students began wearing saffron shawls as a sign of protest. The clashes turned violent earlier this week

The Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi-led seat, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khazi, on Thursday is hearing petitions by Muslim student against limitations on wearing hijab. The seat chose to hear the matter again on Monday, February 14 and asked students not to wear any religious garments till the matter is pending with the court.