Malikarjun said that if any student breaks discipline or does any work against the rules, then the government should discontinue the grants.

However, hitting out at the BJP, Kharge said, “Some people are promoting purple hijab controversy to break Hindu-Muslim unity to polarise votes.”

The Congress leader said that the girls have been wearing hijab and attending schools and colleges for a long time.

“Girls wearing hijab have been coming to school and college for a long time. Karnataka is a state with multi-culture practice but some political parties are behind this controversy,” he added.

The hijab controversy has increased so much in Karnataka that the state government has issued orders to close the colleges and high schools for three days.

The Karnataka High Court will resume the hearing concerning the Hijab controversy on the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

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