Muslim woman protested against veil, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan claim

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Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when Karnataka hijab row is in limelight, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, responded to media persons here on Friday over a query on the matter. Citing 'history', Khan said that a woman has batted for against veil by asserting that they wanted to showcase the beauty given by God as gratitude.

The Hijab row started in December end when a group of students protested against Muslim girls in government pre-university college students in Udupi who wore Hijab. A group of Hindu students turned up wearing saffron scarves.

The row spread to other educational institutions in different parts of the state, and the protests took a violent turn at some places earlier this week, prompting the government on Tuesday to declare three days holiday for the institutions. The High Court and Supreme Court are on the matter over petitions and counter-petitions.

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