Noida – The candidates from Delhi and Goa were not allowed to appear for the UGC NET as they refused to remove their hijab. This crucial case has been filed by the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) to the University Grants Commission interrogating why a student wearing a hijab was not allowed to appear for the examinations. Umaiyah Khan, who is a student of Jamia Millia Islamia had been alleged that she was not allowed to sit for the UGC-NET because of refusing to remove her hijab.
The victim claimed that she was coerced to remove her hijab for the condition of not being allowed to appear in the examination in the exam center of Rohini. With the indication of the same, Delhi Minorities Commission has issued a notice to the UGC secretary lodging the fact that the girls were discriminated on the grounds of religious minority and in a way to keep it exempted from Hindu Mainstream.
Kerala High Court has already allowed Muslim women to appear for the UGC-NET examinations while wearing hijab as proclaimed by the Delhi Minorities Commission as the practice has no legal or constitutional basis. It has also claimed for the respect of the religious rights of Muslim and Sikh women. There will not be any tolerance based on the discrimination found on religious grounds.