12/11/2015 7:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

This Campaign In Srinagar Is Attempting To Inspire Women To Wear Hijab

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In a first of its kind initiative, a group of youth today organised an awareness campaign to inspire women to wear 'Hijab' (veil) in Srinagar.

The group under the banner, International Muslim Unity Council, organised a Hijab campaign outside Women's College here in which women and girls were appreciated by presenting flowers and printed material to them for wearing the veil.

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Many women were given roses as a mark of appreciation for wearing the veil.

The group also impressed upon those who were not wearing any veil to start wearing one.

In the past, firebrand womens' outfit 'Dukhtaran-e-Milat' (Daughters of the nation) threatened those who did not wear 'hijab', drawing sharp reactions from the people.

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