Karnataka Home Minister Araga Gyanendra said on Wednesday that the video statement released by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the hijab controversy and praising student Muskaan Khan for standing up to the headscarf and calling for ‘Allah-Hu-Akbar’ Raising the slogan proves the participation of the “unseen”. hand” behind the line.
He said that the Home and Police Department officials are monitoring the developments and keeping a watch on things in this regard.
“We have been saying this since the beginning, and the High Court also suggested the possibility of some unseen hand behind the hijab controversy during the hijab ruling… Now it has been proven, because the people of Al-Qaeda are now in the video. Praising Ms. Muskan, Mr. Gyanendra said in response to a question on Zawahiri.
“How are things happening, what is the link. All these things are being probed by the police… they will find out,” he said.
At the height of the hijab row in February, Muskan Khan, a B.Com second-year student in Mandya, was seen wearing a saffron shawl by a group of students as she entered college with a hijab.
As she shouted “Jai Shri Ram”, Ms Muskan replied by shouting “Allah-hu-Akbar”. After this the college administration intervened and brought the situation under control.
Condemning the statement of a terrorist group in internal affairs, Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said, “action will be taken against the organizations and those associated with them”.
He said that the state government has not brought any law against the practices of any community and is only following the law.
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