Urfi said, “I just want to say it’s a woman’s right to wear whatever she wants. In fact, itne saalon ki ladai isliye nahi thi ki hum hijab na pehne, itne saalon ki ladyi isliye thi so that women can wear whatever they want. Even if they wear hijab in school, what’s the big deal about it? If you can wear whatever the f**k you want in a parliament or wherever, so what’s the big deal?”
She further clarified, “I am not against anything. That’s what I said. It was just an example. I am not against that (Pragya Thakur wearing what she does), so I am not even against girls wearing hijab in school. Look at me. Do I look like the one who will be against anyone wearing anything?”
Urfi’s statement comes after the BJP MP’s remarks on the Hijab Row at an event.
Pragya Thakur had said, “No need to wear hijab anywhere. People who are not safe in their houses wear hijab. You have a madrasa. If you wear hijab there we have nothing to do… outside, where there is ‘Hindu samaj’, they are not required…” she said at an event organised at a temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.”
In the past few days, there’s been a growing outrage over Muslim students in Karnataka being denied permission to wear hijab in schools. While several celebs have chosen to keep mum on the issue, Urfi and former Bigg Boss winner Gauahar Khan have opposed those stopping girls from wearing what they want.