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Pakistan deplores ‘reprehensible’ act of banning students’ hijab in Karnataka: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday summoned Indian Charge d’ Affaires Suresh Kumar to convey the Government of Pakistan’s grave concern and condemnation of the “deeply reprehensible act of banning Muslim girl students from wearing hijab (headscarves) in the Indian state of Karnataka.”

According to a statement issued by MoFA, the Charge d’ Affaires was urged to convey Pakistan’s “extreme concern” to the Government of India over the anti-hijab campaign being spearheaded by RSS-BJP combine in Karnataka, which is part of its larger exclusionist and majoritarian agenda aimed at dehumanising and demonising Muslim women.

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