After the Taliban issued a burqa mandate for the Afghan women, their followers in Bharat are trying to issue a similar diktat here. That a sizable section of Bharat’s Muslim population including some influential citizens have come out condoning the terrorist outfit is deeply worrying. Hence, it was just a matter of time that Taliban-inspired fanaticism would be imposed in the country.
In one such case, Nahida Nasreen, the superintendent of a government hostel for minority girls in Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar has issued a decree to the girls in the hostel to wear burqa even inside the hostel premises. The fatwa-like decree was not well-received by the girl students who staged a protest holding placards against the fundamentalist superintendent at the hostel gate. Some angry students even resorted to stone pelting. An earlier complaint to district authorities had resulted in no action.
The students said they were being mentally and verbally harassed and demanded dismissal of Nasreen from her position. They accused the superintendent of trying to implement a Talibani Sharia law in the establishment. One of the students, Daraksha Anwar, said that the superintendent resorts to abusing the girls every time they wear trousers inside the hostel building. She also calls the parents of the girls and gives them false information about their wards talking to boys.
Another student, research scholar Neda Fatima, highlighted that the hot weather in Bihar is not burqa-friendly. “It is not easy to wear a burqa during summer in Bihar, hence we sometimes wear trousers and T-shirts inside the campus,” said Fatima. She added that the superintendent angrily scolds whenever she sees a girl in trousers or riding a scooty.
As the situation escalated on Saturday afternoon, a team of police officials reached the site with the circle officer of Nath Nagar, Smita Jha. “We have taken the statements of the students and the superintendent. The investigation is currently underway. We will submit the probe report to the district education officer soon,” said Jha. The superintendent has denied the accusations levelled against her by the girls of the hostel.
On a side note, why a public university has a separate hostel for minority girls is another question worth asking. Why can’t girls of all communities live in one hostel? Is it because Muslim parents fear their girls ‘being polluted’ if they live with ‘idol-worshippers’, or something else? At the same time, we must be cognizant of the several cases where Muslim girls have befriended Hindu girls to prepare them for grooming jihad/conversion to Islam. So maybe it is for the best that the hostels are separate!
But this growing minorityism – for eg. states like Telangana are going on an insane spree of opening minority-only residential schools – is a direct consequence of the madness spawned by secularism. Instead of assimilating minorities into the mainstream, our secular state is encouraging them to stay separate and hostile.
This incident transpired soon after the incident of Muslim women in Nagpur influencing Hindu girls, including minors, to wear the Hijab. Members of the women’s wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Girls Islamic Organisation, were caught distributing brochures to non-Muslim girls in the age group of 15-25 and encouraging them to wear hijab.
Ironically, some young Hindu girls said they had “chosen” to embrace the hijab. Such girls from the Hindu community are screaming examples of the lack of cultural values in the upbringing of modern Hindu parents. Girls making such a “choice” also highlights that a considerable portion of young Hindus, both men and women, are unaware of correct history and also ignorant of developments in the world at large such as the harsh reality of life in Islamic states. Many are living only in their little bubble of Western feminism and superficial ideas fed by mainstream pop culture.
While in Afghanistan women are being shot dead at point-blank range for not covering their faces properly, and in Iran women are risking death by protesting the Hijab, some Hindu girls, influenced by the fallacies of fake feminism promulgated by Facebook or Instagram pages mostly run by left-Islamists are signing up for “choosing” the hijab!
Here, the Muslim girls of the Bhagalpur hostel deserve to be applauded for standing up in the face of oppression and not agreeing to cower down.
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