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India hijab school ban sheds new light on PM Modi’s nationalist agenda

By France24
10 February 2022   |   3:21 pm
There's unrest in India after students wearing headscarves are banned from classrooms in the state of Karnataka. For one newspaper, it's a worrying preview of PM Narendra Modi's increasingly nationalist and anti-Muslim agenda, 20 years after he was accused of turning a blind eye to Muslim killings as head of the state of Gujarat. In other news, the famed Australian soap "Neighbours" faces the axe. Finally, we bring you a bit of relationship advice!

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