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Karnataka Hijab Row: High Court Directs That No Religious Garments Will Be Worn On College Campus Till The Matter Pending

February 10, 2022 | by Preeti Singh

In January, an educational institute in Udipi did not allow some female students to enter the classroom as they were wearing hijabs. Soon after, the Muslim students protested against the hijab ban in Udupi’s Pre-University College and filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court regarding this matter and it created a controversy in the nation. As we know, the case is in Karnataka High Court now and during the third hearing, the court ruled that no religious garment will be worn in college till the matter is pending.

On Wednesday, the three-judge bench was formed for the case which included Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice J M Khazi, and Justice Krishna S Dixit. On Thursday, the court ruled that no religious garments will be worn on the college campus till the matter is pending in the court on the third day of the hearing. C J Awasthi said, “Till the disposal of the matter, you people should not insist on wearing all these religious things.” The court also said that the case should be resolved at the earliest. The court mentioned that they are considering the issue of whether the wearing of headscarves comes under the Fundamental Rights and if it is an essential part of the religious practice.

According to the reports, the Chief Minister Of Karnataka issued a public statement and appealed to maintain peace in the state. He said that whoever had to make a statement or remark regarding the issue had already made it. So, people should stop and wait for the court’s verdict. The Karnataka High Court also ordered the media to not report any moral observations and wait for the final order regarding the case.

Also Read: Karnataka Hijab Row: Three-Judge Bench To Hear The Petitions On February 10, SC Declines Transfer Plea

Araga Jnanendra who is the Home Minister of Karnataka also commented on the case, “Students shouldn’t fall prey to communal elements who are hell-bent on making the hijab issue a tool to disturb communal harmony.” The next hearing of the hijab case is scheduled for February 14, 2022.

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