Transnational stars have reacted to the video in which a Muslim student, Muskan Khan, wearing a burqa was surrounded by Hindutva mob on Tuesday within her college premises.

In a video, it can be seen that the mob with saffron shawls are shouting at her, chanting “Jai Shri Raam”. Khan fearlessly retaliated by shouting back “Allah Hu Akbar” (God is Great).

In the midst of the chaos in the Hijab row, several Indian celebrities have weighed in their opinion too. Here’s what filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan, actress Richa Chadha, comedian Munawar Faruqui, actor-politician Kamal Haasan, actress Swara Bhasker and filmmaker Onir said. 

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Kamal Haasan said that the event is sparking unrest in the country.

“A religious poison wall is being erected among the students who are not lying. What is happening in the neighbouring state beyond the single wall should not come to Tamil Nadu. It is time for the progressive forces to be more careful (sic),” he wrote.

Pakistani star Feroze Khan took to his Instagram stories while sharing the video, he wrote that this is how a lioness looks like.

Indian actor and Bigg Boss finalist Aly Goni also condemned the mob.

Kiran Tabier also appreciated the girl for her courage.

Pakistani politicians and journalists have expressed their concern and called out Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s fascist government amid the hijab ban in the Indian state Karnataka.

The backlash on Modi is coming after a Muslim student, Muskan Khan, wearing a burqa was surrounded by Hindutva mob on Tuesday within her college premises.

In a video, it can be seen that the mob with saffron shawls are shouting at her, chanting “Jai Shri Raam”. Khan fearlessly retaliated by shouting back “Allah Hu Akbar” (God is Great).

In an interview with NDTV, Khan said, “Since I started studying here, I’ve always worn the burqa and hijab.” Asked if she knew the men who bullied and harassed her, Khan responded, “Some were familiar faces from the college. Others I couldn’t recognise. My college principal and lecturers were very supportive after the incident took place.”

Reacting to her video, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi strongly condemned the banning of Hijab at educational institutions in India. He said, “World must realise this is part of Indian state plan of ghettoisation of Muslims.”

He has also urged Indian Muslims to stand up for their rights in the neighbouring country, reports Radio Pakistan.

Praising Muskan Khan for her courage, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif said, “A young Muslim Indian girl is a symbol of resistance against the Hindutva mindset.”

Last week, the Indian state, Karnataka, banned religious clothes in educational institutions amid a controversy over the hijab and saffron scarves.

The controversy over the Hijab row in Karnataka began on Jan 1, 2022 when Muslim girl students of state-run PU College in Karnataka’s Udupi alleged that they were denied entry into the college for wearing Hijab. Principal Rudra Gowda said that the rule was being followed to ensure uniformity in classrooms.

Thereafter, many girls protested wearing saffron scarves saying that if hijab was allowed inside, then saffron scarves should be worn too. Allegations also emerged that Hindu groups were forcing boys to wear saffron shawls.