Bikini, ghoonghat or hijabs woman’s right: Priyanka Gandhi 

Wearing hijab is right guaranteed by the Indian constitution. Stop harassing women, Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.

Bikini, ghoonghat or hijabs woman’s right: Priyanka Gandhi 

Lucknow: Congress leadership supported the Muslim students of Karnataka who fighting for hijab in the colleges

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has openly supported Muslim students in Karnataka, who have been banned from wearing the hijab in classrooms. 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted that "Whether it is a bikini, a ghoonghat, a pair of jeans, or a hijab, it is a woman's right to decide what she wants to wear. This right is GUARANTEED by the Indian constitution. Stop harassing women,". She tweeted with hashtag #ladkihoonladsaktihoon.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi responded to his sister’s tweet with ‘thumbs-up’ emoji. 

On February 5, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that “By letting students’ hijab come in the way of their education, we are robbing the future of the daughters of India. Ma Saraswati gives knowledge to all. She doesn’t differentiate”, he supported that students rights should be respected. 

#ladkihoonladsaktihoon is the Congress' war cry for the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly election that begins tomorrow. 

The hijab vs saffron fight has intensified in Karnataka with students from both communities staging a protest outside the colleges demanding to wear hijab and saffron shawl in the classrooms. 

Protests have erupted in Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Mandya, and Harihara. Police have resorted to mild lathicharge in Harihara where students have tried to vandalize public properties. 

Video footage emerged of a young girl being heckled by a mob of frenzied men in Mandya waving saffron scarves and shouting 'Jai Shri Ram'. The girl fought back, responding with shouts of 'Allah hu Akbar' before she was escorted away from the dangerous situation.

In Harihara large gatherings involved in violence after hijab-wearing protesters and those wearing saffron shawls threw stones at each other.

In Shivamogga district boys wearing saffron, scarves have replaced the National flag with the saffron flag.

In Kundapur taluk on Monday two men were arrested for carrying knives during a protest by students.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court has requested the student community and the public to maintain peace and tranquility. High Court passed interim order after a request made by the Advocate General.