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Hijab row sheer ‘non-sense’, says Nitish Kumar

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PATNA—Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday described the ongoing Hijab controversy in Karnataka as sheer “nonsense” saying it doesn’t require any debate.

“This is sheer non-sense. There is no need to comment over it. The matter is already in the court,” Nitish Kumar told the media today on the sidelines of holding his weekly people’s court.

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He added that all people have their own way of life and one should not interfere into it. As far as schools in Bihar are concerned, a dress code has been fixed for all students, the chief minister said.

The controversy over hijab in Karnataka kicked up last month when Muslim schoolgirls admitted to a pre-university college were prevented from attending classes in hijab.

The whole story took an ugly turn when a Muslim student wearing hijab was heckled and harassed by some youths who wore saffron scarves.

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