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Malala speaks up as hijab row deepens in India

05:00 PM | 9 Feb, 2022
Malala speaks up as hijab row deepens in India

LONDON – As Muslim students in India’s Karnataka state continue to protest for their rights to wear a hijab at educational institutions, youngest noble laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has extended support to the students, urging the BJP government to 'stop the marginalisation of Muslim women'.

The stand-off started in the Karnataka state after students at a government-run high school were told not to wear hijab last month. The edict soon spread to at least two other educational institutions in the state.

Malala has joined the conversation on social media while commenting on a news story about a young Muslim girl who was heckled by a saffron mob on Tuesday at a college in Udupi, a city in Karnataka.

A viral clip of the incident shows the hijab-clad student, identified as Muskan Khan, standing up against the Hindu mob when they tried to heckle her for Islamic code. In an interview, she said that she was not worried or scared by them.

In a tweet, Malala said: "Refusing to let girls go to school in their hijabs is horrifying," the Nobel peace laureate and women’s rights activist, Malala Yousafzai. Furthermore, she added, "Objectification of women persists — for wearing less or more. Indian leaders must stop the marginalisation of Muslim women."

Amid the outcry, the Indian state-run by the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the shutting down of educational institutions for three days. Amid rising Islamophobia, the anti-Muslim stance has galvanized fears among the minorities under the Hindu nationalist government.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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