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Karnataka Hijab Row: SC to hear on hijab controversy on September 5

Karnataka Hijab Row: In the hijab case, the Supreme Court has issued notice on the petition challenging the decision of the Karnataka High Court. The next hearing of the case in the Supreme Court will be on Monday.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Monday, The Supreme Court has issued notice on a petition seeking a stay on the Karnataka High Court while upholding the hijab ban. The next hearing is on Monday 5 September. Will give a decision regarding the ban on hijab in educational institutions. The Supreme Court has refused to stay the decision of the Karnataka High Court, which sought a stay of the verdict. The High Court in its decision upheld the decision of the Karnataka government.

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The Supreme Court has reprimanded the petitioner for demanding postponement of the hearing. A total of 24 petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Karnataka High Court.

The controversy over the hijab in Karnataka started on January 1. In Karnataka’s Udupi, 6 Muslim girl students were barred from sitting in a class room in a college for wearing a hijab. The college management had cited the new uniform policy as the reason. After this these girls filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court. The girls argued that not allowing them to wear the hijab was a violation of their fundamental right under Articles 14 and 25 of the Constitution.

A full bench of three judges, including the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, had ruled that the wearing of hijab would not be allowed in schools and colleges in Karnataka. Against this decision, many petitions were filed in the Supreme Court. At the same time, Surjit Singh Yadav, National Vice President of Hindu Sena, had filed a caveat in the Supreme Court on the Hijab case through Advocate Barun Kumar Sinha.

Demonstrations were held in many parts of the country to allow Muslim students to wear the hijab in educational institutions. In Hooghly, West Bengal, the Anjuman-e-Islam protested against the demand to allow hijab for Muslim students in educational institutions. A large number of Muslim women participated in the dharna organized in front of the Mini Vidhana Soudha Bhawan and submitted a memorandum to the government.

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Politics is also going on this matter. AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi supported the girl students. He had said in the tweet, ‘Muslim girl students in Karnataka have shown great courage despite excessive provocation by Hindutva mob.’ She had also raised the issue in a public meeting in UP. Owaisi had said, ‘Women girls there are being stopped from wearing hijab in schools and colleges. I condemn this decision of BJP.

Owaisi had said that today we also saw that video that one of our brave daughter comes wearing a hijab on a motorcycle. As soon as he comes inside the college, these 25-30 people come to him and try to scare him. Start shouting. I salute the bravery of this daughter. This was not an easy task. The girl looked at those young men and said Allah hu Akbar – Allah hu Akbar. This is to create a mood. Remember my point, if you bow down today, you will bow down forever.

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