Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Udupi

Hijab row petitioner blames ‘Sangh Parivar goons’ as brother attacked, family hotel vandalised

Mob of 50-100 people allegedly vandalised hotel owned by hijab row petitioner’s father and ‘slapped’ her brother, who was hospitalised. FIR filed but no arrests so far.

Viral photos, bruised egos, radical student groups: Inside story of Karnataka’s hijab crisis

The hijab row that has snowballed in Karnataka is rooted in the communally fraught coastal belt, where radical organisations vie for supremacy.

Heckled over hijab, Mandya Muslim student says no need to fear, fighting for right to education

Visuals of Muskan Khan being heckled by saffron scarf-clad protestors chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’ at a college are viral. In an interview, she says college management is with her.

‘We are losing our friends’, say Udupi Hindu students about Muslim classmates in hijab row

While a section of Hindu and Muslim students are in conflict over dress code, others are also worried about losing out on classes as colleges declare holidays to avoid protests.

2nd Karnataka college shuts gates on students over hijab, protests spread to more institutions

A Kundapur college allegedly shut the gates on students wearing hijabs as they pleaded that they be allowed to attend classes. Government to form panel to decide on a uniform dress code.

Karnataka considers uniform dress code as hijab vs saffron scarf flare-up returns to colleges

Protesting students say they will wear saffron scarves if students wear hijabs in classrooms. Six Muslim students had earlier protested for being disallowed to wear hijabs.

Who to vote for in the Karnataka election? Just go with your mutt

There are no official figures on the number of mutts belonging to different castes, sub-castes and sects in Karnataka, but they are estimated to be in the hundreds.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.