Hijab Wearing Gold Medalist Not Allowed In Her Own Convocation

Raheeba Abdurehim, a 2018 MBA graduate in mass communications at Pondicherry University, was to have received a gold medal at her convocation. However, she was asked to leave without being given a reason, and not allowed in until President Ram Nath Kovind had left the venue. 

Soon after the President arrived at the ceremony, Raheeba Abdurehim was asked to leave. “I knew why, and what was the reason they wanted me to come outside.”

She wasn’t allowed back inside. “So as a protest against what is happening against every student in India, right now – I am rejecting the gold medal”.

This is an insult for me. It’s an insult against every Indian who is fighting against what is happening right now. I have rejected my gold medal, because I am an educated person and I don’t want a gold medal to tell me what to do, and this is my protest.

While Raheeba Abdurehim wasn’t given a clear reason by the authorities, she narrated that when other students questioned why she was asked to step out they were given the answer – “Maybe, she is wearing her scarf in a different way.”


1 thought on “Hijab Wearing Gold Medalist Not Allowed In Her Own Convocation”

  1. sarah

    you won more then thousand gold medals.every heart and appriciation from people who stand for what is right..god bless you stay strong.⚘

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