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Dozens arrested as tensions boil in New Delhi over government hijab ban

Police arrested dozens of student activists after protests erupted on Thursday in New Delhi, challenging the government's ban on wearing hijabs in colleges.

The All India Students’ Association (AISA) staged a protest outside the Karnataka Bhawan to support Muslim students.

Security forces and police were seen forcefully arresting dozens of protesters and carrying them to the service buses to transport the detainees to the police department.

Hundreds of agents were deployed in the city, and several streets were blocked to keep the massive rally under control.

On Thursday, Karnataka High Court suspended the hearing on the petition till February 14, with a disposition for students to abstain from wearing religious garments until the verdict is announced.

(Source: Ruptly)

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