A total of 231 Muslim students at Government PU College in Uppinangady, Karnataka, refused to sit for preparatory exams when the women among them were told they could not appear for the test wearing the hijab. The college cited the recent Karnataka high court order that dismissed the petition of six Muslim women students who wanted to wear the hijab in classrooms. When some Muslim women arrived wearing the hijab, the college did not permit them to sit for the test. This led to tension as nearly 250 students, including men, started a protest, demanding permission for the women to write the exam wearing the hijab.
TN passes resolution against Mekedatu dam
The Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a unanimous resolution condemning Karnataka government for its 'unilateral' decision to proceed with the Mekedatu dam project across the Cauvery river and prevailed upon the Centre to reject the proposal. Water resources Minister Duraimurugan who piloted the resolution accused the neighbouring state of posing problems to Tamil Nadu for decades and said Karnataka's decision to proceed with the dam (balancing reservoir) project "disrespecting' the Supreme court verdict is reprehensible. The resolution condemned Karnataka for going ahead with the project and asked the Centre not to entertain that state's plea for the project.