After the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, incidents of girls being humiliated for not wearing a burqa became increasingly common. However, such instances were unusual in India.
However, something strange happened in Assam’s Biswanath district last week, a girl was allegedly embarrassed and thrown out of a store by a shopkeeper because she was wearing jeans rather than a burqa. The man and two others have been arrested for allegedly assaulting the girl’s father when he went to protest the occurrence.
The incident occurred at a mobile phone accessories store in Biswanath Chariali, around 230 kilometers from Guwahati, when the girl had gone to buy a pair of earbuds, according to police sources.
Nurul Amin, the shop’s owner, allegedly not only refused her service but also humiliated her for wearing jeans instead of a burqa. According to police sources, he then pushed her out of the shop.
“My daughter was thrown out of Nurul’s shop for not wearing a burqa and for wearing jeans instead. These individuals are attempting to impose the Taliban system in Assam, including requiring girls to wear burqas and hijabs “According to the girl’s father.
“On October 25, the incident occurred. Nurul Amin, Suffiqul Islam, and Rafiqul Islam, the major accused, have been arrested and taken to jail. The family members submitted a First Information Report (FIR) at the Biswanath Chariali police station, and we arrested them based on the complaint “Rajen Singh, a senior police official, stated.