Amid an ongoing tension concerning the donning of hijab or headscarf by practitioners of Islam in Karnataka educational institutions, Karnataka higher education minister of state MC Sudhakar has urged people protesting against hijab to read National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) guidelines. "I think that the people who are protesting should verify the guidelines of the NEET exam. I don't know why are they making an issue out of this...People are allowed to wear Hijabs..." Sudhakar said. Sudhakar clarified that students are allowed to write the NEET examination wearing the hijab. Earlier, in a review meeting held under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Sudhakar said that it was decided that the students will be allowed to wear a hijab while writing the exams. Pro-Hindu groups have threatened to protest against the order announced by Sudhakar.