The Hijab, as most of us know it, is a head to toe loose body covering, worn by Muslim women. …Nowadays there seem to be ‘shorter’ versions, as well, as seen in (some) colleges in Karnataka.
All matter in ‘block’ letters added later, please.
Forgive me, folks, I have egg on my face. …Had not known, earlier, the difference between a Hijab, which covers the head, shoulders, chest; and the Burkha, a full covering.
Before I go further, let me, in my own forthright way, state that I like women well covered, esp because I am a priest having taken vows.
This is not constraining Women or their Freedom. For me, Women are just too beautiful.
Indian Custom has rules on How to serve (food) to a Sadhu/Sannyasi; WHO will serve (preferably Not young women), HOW to serve (the attire has to be modest).
The idea is Not to disturb the mind, vis a vis 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. In many cases they have made a Mockery of this.
If anybody thinks a Priest/Sannyasi/Fakir/Male is made of Wood, let them think again. He most probably will not jump up and Grab you, but Do not make him Waste his energy on working on this.
[From here You have the original post, with just 1 change: about catholic nuns.]
Now the ‘controvery,’ as I see it, is because the Radical, right wing elements of the #bjp, – (You see No capitals? That is My way of insulting them) – claim that this is a ‘religious’ statement by the Muslim community.
I can’t see how that can be.
Sadhus, Sannyasis, Fakirs, (Buddhist) Bhikshus, Christian Priests and Nuns, and All Sikh (men), can be identified by their clothing. But are they making a religious statement, something like ‘I and Mine are the Best. Follow me; Do as I do?’
Does Anybody mind these clothes and dresses? Have not We Indians lived together, knowing one another’s identity, yet without difficulty?
For Years I have lived as a Sannyasi, donning clothing with colours of my own choice, ostracised by none.
Above: Satish Chandra Srivastava (available in Facebook), visited me during his trip to the South all the way from Gorakhpur, UP, to Tamil Nadu, along with his sister and niece, scant months ago (Oct. 31, 2021). Note his hand on my shoulder. He is a retired Foreman of the NER. We are of the Same batch, (1969). I left the Rlys in 1976; he continued, of course.
The percentage of Muslims c11% (13-14?), and Christians c 2.6% to c2.3% has been a Steady affair nearly since Independence. Polls put Hindus at around 80%. Is this not a Whopping Majority?
Why is the #bjp Raising Fears in the minds of the majority community; More than that, Why are my Hindu brothers and sisters giving in to the ploy of the #bjp, that too in the land of Intellectuals, India?
Loose mouths are known to say that Christians ‘convert’ forcibly or using wealth/money/property as inducement. This latter might have been true in pockets, and in ‘old’ India [ cf: Basharatpur, Gorakhpur, UP. ]. …For quite some time now Muslims have been accused of ‘enticing’ (Hindu) girls into marriage and later forcing them to convert to Islam, which got a name: ‘Love Jihad’.
By what stretch of imagination can Muslim girls, wearing Hijabs, be a part of this conversion? What else can this protest against the Hijab be? For Crying out Loud.
Each and Every Sikh wears 5, not 1, ‘signs’ of his affiliation. Below, Christian Nuns in colleges. (Can You find All the Four in the photo? :))
Sadly, catholic nuns are downright Stupid if they think wearing a sari makes them Indian, without understanding that an Indian Sannyasini would Invariably cover her head.
The Hijab is Not a sign of religious affiliation. It is Cultural, a part of their protecting the Womenfolk from Lewd eyes, irrespective of what some half baked head might say.
NO administration (gorement), NO political party and NOT even a court can say anthing against this.
Protests? The Brain-Dead majority of Indian Youth, particularly when given incentives, will gladly participate in things like this. So, protests of this sort, by this sort, have Absolutely No meaning. Below: Our Indian Youth writing ‘exams.’ #modi would like All countries to learn this.
Let us thank #modi for his loose mouth (his latest statement in Parliament itself, on the coro Exodus),
…Thanks to the #bjp, too, for bringing Cranky things like the Hijab protest. The World is Watching, and So are the Coming Generations.
MUCH had been of the #ProtestingFarmers SUPPOSEDLY having hoisted their flag at the Red Fort. But they had not taken the National Flag down; they had hoisted theirs on an alternate pole.
#SunNews, a Tamilian news channel, has published how the #saffronbrigade took down the National Flag and put up a saffron flag! #Instagram has that video.
VERY interested to see what the bjp, – teaching Us all Desh Bhakti (Patriotism), the union gorement and the #courts do about this.