'No discrimination': TS Intelligence sleuths question SARS management after burqa tweet

SARS management has clarified that burqa is not allowed inside classrooms but hijab is. They also said that all the students had signed the consent form while taking admission to the institute.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  10 Feb 2022 6:30 AM GMT
No discrimination: TS Intelligence sleuths question SARS management after burqa tweet

Hyderabad: Sleuths of Telangana Intelligence questioned the management of Sweekar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences (SARS), Hyderabad after a Muslim girl student alleged that burqa has been banned on the campus

"I am a student of Sweekar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences (SARS) in Hyderabad. The Chairman of our institute P. Hanumantha Rao has asked the Muslim girls to not enter the college wearing a burqa. It's surprising that it's happening in Hyderabad. We need justice," tweeted Fatima on February 9.

"Adding to this, we were specifically asked to `tick' the dress code checklist before joining the college. There was no mention of the removal of Burqa. The man is targeting religion and we won't stand for it. Nobody is supporting us either. Please look into this and help us, people," she added

A group of cops from the Intelligence wing questioned the management. Cops in civil dresses were also deployed in the area to avoid any kind of protest.

SARS management has clarified that burqa is not allowed inside classrooms but hijab is. They also said that all the students had signed the consent form while taking admission to the institute.

Dismissing allegations, P. Hanumantha Rao, Founder, and Chairman of the institution said: "40% of my patients are Muslims. Isme patient burqa main hein ya faculty hein, kaise maloom hotha abhi? Aane ke baath apron daal dena, identity card laga lena, ek pehachan rahtha. But nobody was stopped from wearing either burqa or hijab."

He said the institute has a ladies changing room where students are provided with lockers to keep their burqas after changing into aprons.

Elaborating on the institute's efforts in giving care to the uncared in the society, he added, "Good work is not easy, it will always have resistance."

The BA students in the college on Thursday also confirmed that it's a fake complaint. "We were just told to remove the burqas," said the students, all wearing the Hijab. They confirmed that there is no discrimination whatsoever.

NewsMeter tried contacting Fatima but she hasn't yet responded. The story will be updated once we hear from her.

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