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Maharashtra college principal alleges harassment over hijab, resigns

A hijab-wearing Muslim woman, the principal of a law college in Maharashtra resigned from her post following harassment for wearing a hijab on the campus.

Dr Battull Hammid a hijab-wearing Dawoodi Bohra who led the VIVA College of Law in Virar in her resignation letter alleged that an “unharmonious” and “suffocating” atmosphere was created in the institution following the hijab row in Karnakata, reported the Muslim Mirror.

Battul said that the situation was normal in the last two years after she joined the college in July 2019, however she was allegedly harassed by people in the management following the hijab row.

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