students, who demanded that they be allowed to wear a ‘ namabali ‘ ( saffron scarf ) in class, apparently to retaliate against the permission another group received to wear hijab in school, came to blows with each other on Tuesday, prompting the authorities to cancel exams, including pre – boards. Police along with RAF entered Dhulagori Adarsha Vidyalaya in Howrah’s Sankrail to defuse tension.
Howrah: A group of The school has convened a meeting of the managing committee, parents, and the local administration to ensure peace. Dhaulagiri Adarsha Vidyalaya is a 50 – year – old school affiliated with the West Bengal Board.
Around five students gathered at the school gate on Tuesday, sporting ‘ namabalis ‘ over their school uniforms. They demanded that they be let inside. The Class – XII pre-board history exam was supposed to start shortly. The school authorities tried to reason with the students but the youngsters demanded that they be allowed in with the ‘ namabali ‘ as some girls could wear hijabs.