Two different cases of hijab controversies in India show there is one thing that is consistent, which is to impose on people at the margins an idea of "uniformity."
NEW DELHI — It is tiring to chart out the "discriminations" every now and then. One more death. One more humiliation. A child slapped for being born a Muslim. A poster asking people to leave a slum for their religious identity. What is scary is you slap three more children for the same reason and the reports will start shrinking in the newspapers. Readers will start getting "bored." The normalcy will prevail. The blindness shall take over.
One such news that has become a story long gone is the hijab "controversy" of Karnataka. I repeat it in a line since I feel it is my duty to repeat it, but not more than a line perhaps, may bore the readers otherwise.