Hijab Row: Muskan Khan’s Felicitation Denied By Police, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi Moves HC

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Muskan Khan’s felicitation by the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) was denied by the Aurangabad police. After that, the Maharashtra- based Political Party VBA has approached the Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court for permission of an event in which the organisation was going to felicitate Muskan Khan. She grabbed the headlines as a pro-hijab protestor in Karnataka amid the Hijab Row.

The video, which went viral, showed her in a burkha and walking towards the college in Mandya, Karnataka, while saffron-clad boys hound her. When irritated, she reportedly shouts back “Allah Hu Akbar” at them with her fist raised high in protest. After a few hours of the video hitting online, she became the news and her act the headline.

The VBA leader Prakash Ambedkar told reporters, “Though the police denied us the permission to felicitate Bibi Muskan Khan in Aurangabad, we are hoping to felicitate her after March 22 when the order of the high court is expected.”

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The Muslim Ittehad Front along with VBA wanted to felicitate her and her family members but the police did not give permission. They have moved the Aurangabad bench of the High Court. Ambedkar also notified the press that the police have been asked to submit their stand in the court of law by March 22.

Not only this, recently, the civic body of Malegaon also decided on renaming a new Urdu Ghar, which is an educational institution, after Muskan. The proposal was made by Mayor Tahira Shaikh, who was initially with the Congress party but now with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The Shiv Sena corporators abstained from voting on this proposal. While the general body of the Malegaon Municipal Corporation approved it.

Shaikh said, “The incident that happened in Karnataka…We didn’t do it because the girl is Muslim. Even if she was a Hindu, girls should have awareness of their rights, they should be strengthened, encouraged. We all saw this in this young girl, hence named the house Bibi Muskan Khan.”

Earlier today, despite the protests that took place across the country, the Karnataka High Court decided to stick with the Karnataka state government’s restrictions on wearing hijab to schools and colleges.