Amid protests in Karnataka for and against hijab ban, India has issued a statement responding to global comments saying motivated comments on the country’s internal issues are not welcome.
Religious freedom includes the ability to choose one's religious attire. The Indian state of Karnataka should not determine permissibility of religious clothing. Hijab bans in schools violate religious freedom and stigmatize and marginalize women and girls.— Amb. at Large for International Religious Freedom (@IRF_Ambassador) February 11, 2022