Mumbai: Indian National Congress (INC) Kaneez Fatima, who had a prominent role in protests against the Hijab ban in the Karnataka educational institutions, has won from the Gulbarga Uttar constituency in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections. She defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Chandrakant B Patil.
Following the Karnataka Government's ban on headscarves in educational institutions in February 2022, many Muslim girls observing their faith faced restrictions and harrasment at their educational institutes.
Kaneez Fatima was among the leading voices against the ban as she participated in protests against the government diktat. She was Congress's sole Muslim woman candidate in this election.
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