News Anchor Wears Veil, As Mark Of Protest

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Chandigarh : Video of an anchor working for Haryana-based TV channel wearing veil while reading news has gone viral.

Pratima Dutta from STV Haryana News wore veil while reading her news bulletin on 29 June to protest the state’s BJP government’s diktat asking women to hide their face behind a veil.

She started her news bulletin with her face covered saying that her action was in protest against the state government’s journal asking women in Haryana to cover their faces.

Dutta told Reporters, “It was a protest against the state government’s diktat forcing us to wear ghoonghat. I was shocked when I read in the state government’s journal describing ghoonghat as the identity of the state.