Karnataka High Court upholds ban on hijab in educational institutions

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Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court on Tuesday 15 March 2022 upheld the State Government decision to put a ban on hijab in educational institutions.

The HC also dismissed writ petitions filed by Muslims girl students seeking permission to wear Hijab in colleges.

Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi dismissed all petitions challenging the ban on hijab and upheld the Government Order banning hijab across all educational institutions in Karnataka from the first week of February this year.

The Karnataka High Court has observed “wearing of hijab is not essential religious practice of Islamic faith.” Further , the Court said: “prescription of uniform is a reasonable restriction on fundamental rights.”

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has appealed to the people to abide by the verdict of the High Court on the Hijab row, and sought their cooperation with the state government in implementing the order. The Chief Minister has asked students to accept the judgement and concentrate on their education.

President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi has said in a tweet that he disagrees with Karnataka High Court’s judgement on hijab. It’s my right to disagree with the judgement & I hope that petitioners appeal before Supreme Court. He has expressed the hope that not only All India Muslim Personal Law Board but also but also organisations of other religious groups will go in appeal against this judgement.

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