‘Motivated Comments On Internal Issues Not Welcome’: India On Remarks Over Hijab Row

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

New Delhi: Amidst the uproar over continuing Hijab row in Karnataka, India on Saturday said motivated comments on its internal issues are not welcome.

Responding to media queries on India’s reaction to comments by some countries on dress code in some educational institutions in Karnataka, External Affairs Ministry’s official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of these realities.

“A matter regarding dress code in some educational institutions in the State of Karnataka is under judicial examination by the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka. Our constitutional framework and mechanisms, as well as our democratic ethos and polity, are the context in which issues are considered and resolved. Those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of these realities. Motivated comments on our internal issues are not welcome,’’ the official spokesperson said in a statement.

On Friday, a US government body that monitors and reports on religious freedom abroad had criticised Karnataka.

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