I wore a hijab.

Hijab, a mere word seems to create a bigger stir in our lives than do nuclear weapons.

Disclaimer: I am only speaking of my own opinion here with no intention to hurt anybody’s feeling in any form.

I am sitting in India, a country that is culturally diversified and apparently much more tolerant than many others. The situation of people who wear hijabs or for that matter, a turban, has been quite clear lately. There have been a number of bans, protests, laws against the use of hijabs and I seem to not understand the reason why. It doesn’t make sense to me! We call them conservative, but with this ideology aren’t we the conservative ones?

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