Bank turns away hijab-clad girl in Bihar's Begusarai

Published on : 03:52 PM Feb 21, 2022

The incident took place on Saturday when the girl had gone to the Mansoor Chowk branch of UCO Bank in Begusarai to withdraw money. According to the girl in the video, three to four bank employees asked her to remove the hijab and only then withdraw the money. The girl strongly objected to it and called her father.

Patna (Bihar): Amid the ongoing hijab row in Karnataka, a Muslim girl in veil was stopped from making transactions in a nationalised bank in Bihar's Begusarai district. A video of the incident shot by the girl herself in which she questions the bank officials who had asked her to remove the hijab has gone viral on social media.

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Bank turns away hijab-clad girl in Bihar's Begusarai

The incident took place on Saturday when the girl went to the Mansoor Chowk branch of UCO Bank in Begusarai to withdraw money. According to the girl in the video, three to four bank employees asked her to remove the hijab and only then apply for the withdrawal of the money. The girl strongly objected to it and called her father. He asked the employees to show a written clarification on why Hijab was not allowed inside the bank?

"My daughter and I used to come to the bank every month but no one had ever objected in the past. Why are they doing it now? If any such thing has been implemented in Karnataka, why are they implementing it in Bihar? Do they have any written notification about banning Hijab in banking operations?" her father asks the bank official in the video. The employees also asked them to stop recording the incident which the woman and her family refused. Advertisement

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The video was re-tweeted by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. While tagging Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi tweeted, "To what extent can you go to secure your post? I understand that you have mortgaged your ideology, policies, moral responsibility and conscience before BJP but you have taken the oath of the Constitution of the country. Respect the Constitution at least and arrest the alleged employees."

Meanwhile, UCO Bank reacted to the incident on its official Twitter handle" "...Bank respects the religious sentiments of the citizens and does not discriminate its esteemed customers on the basis of caste or religion. The bank is checking the facts on this issue."

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