Hijab row: Student stabbed for refusing to wear Saffron Shawl in Karnataka

Argument between two students ended up in a fight when one of them refused to wear a saffron shawl. One student got stabbed in the resulting altercation in Kushalnagar district.

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Kushalnagar: Another shocking news that has come from Karnataka from the day the hijab row turned ugly. A final year college student was stabbed by his junior when the former refused to wear saffron shawl, in Sundarnagar college of Kushalnagar district, Karnataka on Tuesday.

According to the reports, during the protest against Hijab, a student Sandeep was distributing saffron shawls to the students. But another student, Vikram who was also present, refused to wear it. He said neither he nor his friend wants to wear the shawl. This refusal angered Sandeep they both ended up fighting.

The altercation turned violent and Vikram stabbed Sandeep with the knife.

In retaliation, Vikram too sustained some injuries.

Sandeep sustained injuries on his shoulder and his back. Vikram allegedly attacked some other students also. All of them are now undergoing treatment at the government hospital.

After the stabbing Vikram was absconding but has now been arrested after police filed a case.

He has told the police that the fight erupted when he and his friends were forced to wear saffron shawl.

The parents  of  Sandeep have expressed shock over the incident, and said that they sent their son to study but got injured in the fight related to the wearing shawls.

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Speaking about the incident, district  president of B.R.Ambedkar Janapara Vedike, H. C. Jayaprakash said that some people are playing politics in the colleges for their personal gains.

They are making the students as scapegoats and students are not realizing it. Students should never be used for politics, he said.

Hijab controversy that has been raging in Karnataka for more than a month took a ugly turn when in many colleges in the state there were face off between hijab wearing girls and boys with saffron shawls and muslim girls were harassed in many colleges.

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