TN police register cases against BJP functionary over row with hijab-wearing govt doctor

Updated: May 26 2023 1:18PM

Nagapattinam (TN), May 26 (PTI) A BJP worker was booked on Friday for allegedly picking up a quarrel with a hijab-clad woman doctor over not wearing the white coat at a primary health centre in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, police said.

Police registered three cases against party functionary Bhuvaneswar Ram, who hails from Thirupoondi in the district, questioned the woman doctor for wearing hijab during duty hours but not donning the white coat and he was heard questioning her credentials in a video of the incident that went viral.

The incident took place inside the Thirupoondi primary health centre in the southern district on May 24 night.