Mangalore: K. M. Kaveriappa
Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University has demanded the SVS
Government-aided Degree College in Bantwal to provide a detailed
report to him explaining the reasons behind banning Muslim girls
from wearing the veil on the campus. The Vice-Chancellor’s action
was prompted by a complaint on Tuesday from Aysha Ashmin, a first
year B.Com student of the College.
The college authorities prevented her
from exercising her religious beliefs, Ashmin has blamed in her
"He had forwarded the complaint to the
college authorities along with his remarks and was awaiting an
explanation from them", said Vice Chancellor Kaveriappa.
He said that he needed to verify his
own jurisdiction on the matter.
At the same time, he assured Aysha the
same day that he would "try his best to get admission in two of the
colleges she preferred to study".
"I have told her not to worry about
admissions being closed or seats being full. I will try my best to
get her admitted to a college", the V-C assured.
Aysha Asmin will be able to pursue her
education at a college of her choice, after obtaining No Objection
Certificate (NOC) from Sri Venkatarama Swamy (SVS) College in
"On her own decision, Aysha did
not want to continue in SVS. Aysha had narrowed down to Heera
College (where she did her PU) in the outskirts of the city and
Balmatta Government College for Women", said VC Kaveriappa.
Regarding action against
college, the V-C said, it would be dealt separately after getting a
reply from the college.
Aysha Ashmin, who has scored 78% in
her PU, was happy that she would be able to pursue her education. "I
want to do chartered accountancy", she says.