For the inexperienced, the whole Hijab debate started when Government Girls PU College, Udupi, barred a bunch of women from entering the university building with hijabs tied around their hair. The incident sparked a discussion on social media as a number of people strongly believed that uniforms should be independent of religious sentiments. A few netizens, on the other hand, did not support the idea, calling it Islamophobic and unconstitutional.
Swara Bhasker’s recent tweet about the Hijab row has split the internet all over. She went on to compare Draupadi’s cheerharan incident in the mythological epic Mahabharata with the hijab row, as several women have been asked to follow a uniform code and ditch the hijab until the case goes to court.
“महाभारत में द्रौपदी के जबरन कपड़े उतारे गए थे.. और सभा में बैठे ज़िम्मेदार, , क़ानून बनाने वाले देखते रहे.. ऐसे ही आज याद आया। (In Mahabharata Draupadi’s clothes were forcibly removed.. and the responsible, powerful lawmakers sitting in the assembly continued to watch.. I remembered today.),” Swara Bhasker tweeted.
महाभारत में द्रौपदी के जबरन कपड़े उतारे गए थे.. और सभा में बैठे ज़िम्मेदार, शक्तिशाली, क़ानून बनाने वाले देखते रहे.. ऐसे ही आज याद आया।
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 14, 2022
In response, several netizens stood for and against the idea, some of them resorting to brutal trolling, calling the comparison illogical. Some people even shared photos of Swara Bhasker in short clothes, calling her a “hypocrite” for supporting the cause. A few people quickly came out to defend her, insisting that it is all a matter of consent and personal choice of clothing has nothing to do with it.
Why does everyone confuse school uniform etiquette with general dress? Everyone has the right to wear what they want. For example, there is uniform for armed forces, police, even politicians in parliament. Can they ignore that when on duty?
— Sanjeev Mishra (@sanjeev0210) February 14, 2022
Today you use Ramayan, Mahabharat for your propaganda. Why are you provoking? Students must wear the school uniforms when they enter the campus. It is very simple to understand. If someone doesn’t want to wear school clothes, pick your choice of school.
— Sanjay (@Sanjay75009080) February 14, 2022
Hornable Court takes care of the matter, do not pass on a personal one-sided view and let the court do its duty. Do not comment on sensitive topics for personal play. Everyone should stop this and help society keep the peace.
— kanhaiya jee (@kanhaiyajee18kj) February 14, 2022
Jo khud hi ashleel harkatein karti he aur chhote, chhote kapde mein dikhai jaati hai, wohdoosron ko hijab pehn ne ki vakaalat karti hai. Shame shame. pic.twitter.com/StLlBzvEhb
— Sivaraman Shivashankar (@SivaramanShiva2) February 15, 2022
— Raj Raja chola💧 (@sunilgadavi) February 15, 2022
Word of the Day: Consent
— Tanny (@porous999) February 14, 2022
Filmo me kapde utarte samay kyu nai yad aaaya.. ye sara gyan sirf dusro ke liye kyu hota hai..
waise kisi basket budhi se bhi pucho to bata dega uniform rule follow karne ko kapde utarna nahi kehte.. lekin aapka wing hi aisa hai jaha basket budhi type rajkumar mukhiya hai
— 🇹🇮🇼🇦🇷🇮 (@HIMSRULZZ) February 14, 2022
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