Men forcibly remove children’s headscarves, Parents protest

Muslim families in large number stage a protest and filed a petition to the collector L Subramanian on Monday, after few men in Thummanayakkam Patti in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu forcibly pulled off the headscarves of children of Classes II and III on November 25.

According to TNIE report, few men at Therkku Street forcibly removed headscarves of children who were on their way to the Panchayat Union Middle School. “They also allegedly beat up the students”.

“We have filled a police complaint against the accused”, said J Mohammed Siddiq Ali from Thummanayakkan Patti near Peraiyur.

“My child came crying back home on November 25. After that, she is afraid to go to the school via the normal route. We are also scared to send our children”, said A Zuhra, mother of a child.

The Muslim community members alleged that the villagers have been torturing them after they filed a complaint against the sand mafia about two years ago.