In the midst of Hijab row, a student in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar became a target of online trolling for not wearing a ‘hijab’. Unfortunately, she also received death threats after posting her message online. While some congratulated Aroosa Parvaiz, who topped the Class 12 board exams for her achievements, some criticised her for not wearing hijab.
As per sources, Aroosa Parvaiz, who topped class 12 exam of J&K Board this year, has been trolled on social media after her photo without a hijab (headscarf) got shared on social media followed her achievement. The results were declared on February 8. As she topped the board exam with a score of 499 out of 500, she was interviewed where she was seen without a hijab. Those posts on social media received comments condemning her.
Aroosa Parvaiz’s bold stand against the internet trolls
In response to trolls, Parvaiz mentioned that she follows Islamic principles and doesn’t need to wear a hijab to prove herself a good Muslim. “Wearing or not wearing hijab doesn’t define one’s belief in their religion. Maybe, I love Allah more than they (trolls) do. I’m a Muslim by heart not by hijab,” said Parvaiz.
Additionally, she mentioned that the vicious online attack has unsettled her family and put them under lot of stress and anxiety. “These comments do not matter to me, but my parents are undergoing trauma”, she told reporters.
Jammu & Kashmir 12th class topper Aroosa Parvaiz responds to trolls who threatened her for not wearing a Hijab.
“I don’t need to wear a hijab to prove myself a good Muslim.”
However, disgruntled by her Facebook post without a hijab, one netizen said, “Our sisters r fighting for hijab in Karnataka and we so called Muslims in Kashmir r feeling proud to not have it.”
Another said, “We Kashmiri feel ashamed when we see these girls. Our sisters in India are fighting for hijab but unfortunately, we have the right to wear but we are not obeying that right.”
In December last year, a few women students wearing Hijabs (headscarves) were refused the entry to a government pre-university college in Udupi in Karnataka. As a counter, some Hindu students turned up wearing saffron scarves.
After hearing a petition challenging the Hijab ban in educational institutions, Karnataka High Court on Thursday, passed an interim order. The High Court asked the students not to wear ‘religious things’ till the disposal of the matter.
On Friday, the Supreme Court refused to urgently take up the Hijab matter. The Supreme Court said that it would take up cases at “appropriate time”as it would protect the Constitutional rights of every citizen.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has extended holiday for all universities under the Department of Higher Education and colleges under the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE) till February 16 while pre-university colleges will remain shut till February 15.