Commotion in school over wearing of saffron scarves by some students

Kolkata: Two groups of students at a state-run school in Howrah district came face to face over the demand by one group to be allowed to don ‘namabali’ (saffron scarf) during exams as some girls wore Hijab during an exam. A video of the purported incident showed a small group of few students, along with some people, having assembled outside the school gate donning Namabali even as another group of students stood inside and the co-educational school authorities and police present at the spot to prevent any scuffle between the two sides.
PTI could not independently verify the authenticity of the video shot on Tuesday but a spokesperson of the school, Dhulagor Adarsha Vidyalaya said around five students wanted to enter the school compound donning namabali as the pre-board exam for class 12 on Tuesday.
The students demanded they be allowed to don the scarves while writing papers for the…

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