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K’taka hijab row: All high schools & colleges will shut for 3 days, orders CM Bommai

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: Amid the hijab row in Karnataka, the incident has sparked a major controversy in the state, so Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said he has ordered closure of all high schools and colleges for the next three days. He has also appealed to all the students, teachers and management of schools and colleges as well as people of the state to maintain peace and harmony.

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Just before the court proceedings ended today, the Chief Minister tweeted, “I appeal to all the students, teachers and management of schools and colleges as well as people of Karnataka to maintain peace and harmony. I have ordered closure of all high schools and colleges for next three days. All concerned are requested to cooperate.”

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The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday resumed hearing the students’ petition challenging Hijab Ban in colleges. Justice Krishna S Dixit heard the petitions filed by a number of Muslim students, while senior Advocate Devdutt Kamat represented the petitioners, who have sought the court’s directions to the government and the education department to allow them to attend classes in hijab.

Justice Krishna S Dixit, who is hearing the petitions, said, “Further hearing of the matter is pending. This court requests the student community and the public at large to maintain peace and tranquility. This court has full faith in the wisdom and virtue of public at large and it hopes that the same would be put to practice. I will continue (the hearing) tomorrow. All can argue. But make sure that the arguments do not go on till the end of the academic year. Everyone on record will be permitted, subject to no duplication.” The hearing to continue at 2.30 pm on Wednesday.

The issue that initially began in January at a Government PU College in Udupi where six students who attended classes wearing headscarves in violation of the stipulated dress code were sent out, has spread to a few other colleges in the city and in nearby Kundapur and Byndoor.

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