The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former terrorism suspect-turned lawmaker Sadhvi Pragya Thakur made controversial remarks regarding Hijab amidst the burning issue of wearing Hijab in educational institutions in India.
The Hindutva extremist was quoted as saying that only women who faced trouble at homes wore Hijab, adding that there was no need to wear one out on the streets since women were worshipped in India. She said, “It [Hijab] should be worn against those who see you with evil eyes.”
She also added that the Muslim women should wear Hijab while going to Madrassahs [seminaries]. India has, in recent weeks, seen clashes with saffron-clad students protesting violently on the streets against wearing Hijab in educational institutions.