The Truth Behind Hijabs
Hijabs are worn by many Indian women as a symbol of modesty and privacy. They come in a multitude of colors, oftentimes very bright and sometimes even with jewels. They are generally worn around men who are not in the immediate family and are used to cover the neck, head, and parts of the face to maintain modesty.
The term means “screen,” or “curtain.” Generally, the women wearing these head scarves do so out of their own desire, though others feel forced into it because of religion – there are all kinds of different views on the wearing of such.