Karnataka Hijab Controversy Supreme Court will set up a bench to hear the applications against the order of the High Court. Supreme Court will set up a bench to hear the applications against the order of the High Court

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Highlights

  • A bench will be formed to hear the petitions
  • Many petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court
  • The High Court had dismissed the petitions

Karnataka Hijab Controversy: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will set up a bench to hear petitions challenging the state’s High Court decision refusing to lift the ban on hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka and said one of the judges was unwell, Which caused delay. A bench of CJI NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli took up the matter.

Advocate Meenakshi Arora argued

A bench of CJI N V Raman, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli took note of the submission of senior advocate Meenakshi Arora, appearing for one of the appellants, that appeals against the High Court order were filed in March and they are yet to be heard. Not listed for The CJI said, “I will constitute a bench. One of the judges is not feeling well. Had the judge been healthy, the matter would have come up for hearing by now.

The High Court had dismissed the petitions

The Supreme Court had agreed on July 13 to hear the petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court’s decision on the issue. Then advocate Prashant Bhushan had mentioned this and said that “the education of girls is being affected and they are facing difficulties.” Earlier, for urgent hearing of appeal against the March 15 decision of the High Court. It was also mentioned on 26 April. The High Court had dismissed the petitions seeking permission to wear the hijab inside the class.

Many petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court

Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Karnataka High Court, which held that wearing hijab is not a part of the essential religious practice, which can be protected under Article 25 of the Constitution. The Karnataka High Court had dismissed the petitions of a section of Muslim girl students of ‘Government Pre-University Girls College’ in Udupi seeking permission to wear the hijab in class and held that wearing the hijab was a part of the essential religious practice in Islam. Not there.

Muslim girls challenged in High Court

The court had said that the school uniform rule is a reasonable restriction and is constitutionally accepted, on which girl students cannot raise objections. The court had also said that the government has the right to issue the government order dated February 5, 2022 and no case is made out to hold it illegal. In this order, the state government has banned the wearing of those clothes, which disrupts equality, integrity and public order in schools and colleges. Muslim girls challenged this order in the High Court.

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