In a replica of the Delhi riots, armed Islamists have started to infiltrate the protests by handful of Muslim girl students for ‘right to wear hijab’ in south Karnataka. Udupi, where the hijab row is raging, saw two being held for attempting to create communal tension and many are absconding.
The fabricated controversy by a tiny section of Muslim girl students, indoctrinated by CFI – student wing of the quasi-terror Islamist outfit PFI, has seen them trying to disrupt classes while the educational institutions are trying to adhere to their pre-existing uniform code and keep focus on studies.
Last Saturday around 3.30 pm, these girls – most of them wearing burqa (full body cloak), niqab (face veil) and hijab (scarf covering hair) – were shouting slogans against the authorities during a sit-in in front of the Kundapura Junior College in Kasaba village. Police sub-inspector Sadashiva R Gavaroji who was observing the law and order situation near the college detected an unlawful assembly of criminals who were armed with weapons. A gang of six, carrying knives and weapons, threatened some Hindu students.
The goons were supporting the Muslim students and flashed their weapons threateningly. When the police confronted them, they ran away. Police later arrested 32-year-old Haji Abdul Majeed Gangolli and 41-year-old Rajab Gangolli and confiscated their weapons. They were charged with plotting violence during the hijab demonstrations. Police are yet to trace Rizwan, Khaleel, Ifthikar, and another unidentified attacker who escaped from the spot.
Police confirmed that both Majeed and Rajab are rowdy sheeters and that they have multiple cases registered against them in Gangolli police station. They also have a history of creating communal disharmony in the area. The police have registered a case under various IPC sections against them.
Spurred by Islamists, such protests in the name of Hijab have spread to several colleges around Udupi and even other parts of Karnataka.
PFI activist threatens students in Malappuram
Meanwhile, Malappuram police arrested a Popular Front of India (PFI/ SDPI) activist named Junaidullah, son of Aboobacker Haji for threatening college students with a knife. There was an altercation between the second-year and third-year students at the Priyadarshini arts and science college and the Islamist thug took it as an opportunity. Even though the accused took out the knife from his belt and swung it a few times, luckily no one was hurt.
Terrified college students refused to testify against the accused, probably out of fear. Police were forced to voluntarily register a case when videos of the attack appeared on social media sites, and arrested him. He was charged with creating a commotion in a public place and was astonishingly let go on bail. Observers believe such leniency and double standards by the secular state are encouraging criminally inclined Islamists to commit more crimes in Kerala and parts of other states under their sphere of influence.