Hijab Row: A group of girl students from Karnataka has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to appear in exams wearing hijab. The lawyer on behalf of the students placed their demand before the Supreme Court and demanded an immediate hearing.
Hijab Row: A group of girl students from Karnataka has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to appear in exams wearing hijab. The lawyer on behalf of the students placed their demand before the Supreme Court and demanded an immediate hearing. On the demand of the students, Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud assured that he would look into the matter and constitute a bench.
Let us know that the pre-university examination in Karnataka is expected to start from March 9. Advocate Shadan Farast demanded immediate listing of the case before the CJI, saying that the exams are scheduled to start from March 9 and if they are not allowed to sit for the exams, the girls’ year will be ruined.
On the appeal of the lawyer, the CJI asked who is stopping the girl students from giving the exam? So the advocate said that girls are not allowed to take the exam with a headscarf and girls are not ready to take the exam without it. We seek only limited relief for them.Let us tell you that after the Karnataka government banned the wearing of hijab in government pre-university colleges, many Muslim girls had to go to private colleges.
However, the exams are held in government colleges, where the hijab is banned. In view of this, the petitioners have sought interim relief.On 05 February 2022, the Karnataka High Court delivered its verdict. The court upheld the state government’s order on hijab ban. The court had said, ‘Establishing a school dress code is a reasonable restriction, which is constitutionally acceptable.
However, some lawyers argued that the case should be referred to a five-judge bench.The decision of the Karnataka High Court was challenged in the Supreme Court. More than 20 lawyers including senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, Devdutt Kamat, Sanday Hegde presented arguments on behalf of the petitioners. Both sides were given 10 days to present their arguments.
On September 22, the Supreme Court reserved the verdict. The decision of the Supreme Court came but no way was cleared. Both the judges had different opinions on the issue.