Why Do Urbane, Educated Muslim Women in India Wear the Hijab: Karnataka's Reaction...

February 21, 2022, 0 Comments

Why Do Urbane, Educated Muslim Women in India Wear the Hijab: Karnataka’s Reaction…

The difficult relationship that Muslim women have with the headscarf has been the focus of contemporary discussions in Islamic nations about gender relations.
Like any sartorial marking, the headscarf changes significance as political and social contexts alter, even though the Eurocentric view of it as an oppressive weapon persists.
Non-Muslim liberals in India dismiss the hijab as a mere nuisance, while Hinduism politics views it as an Islamist unwillingness to demonstrate national commitment.
Since the late twentieth century, several Muslim feminist thinkers have objected to such orientalist, liberal, and neo-nationalist hijab support. New feminist research looks at how young, educated, and professional Muslim women utilize the headscarf to gain moral and religious authority, political voice, and autonomy.
A college in Karnataka excluded hijab-wearing Muslim students from class last month.

To encourage college administrators to restrict the hijab, Hindu students started donning saffron scarves and turbans throughout the state.
Images of such groups frightening female students wearing headscarves at various colleges drew worldwide anger. Influential intellectuals like Noam Chomsky have expressed deep concern over the incidents, noting rising Islamophobia in India today.

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