New Delhi: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeals filed against the Karnataka High Court’s decision to ban the hijab next week. The Karnataka High Court declared on March 15 that wearing a headscarf does not constitute an important Islamic practise.
After being mentioned by advocate Prashant Bhushan, a bench presided over by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana decided to list the case for consideration by the proper bench the following week.
Prashant Bhushan said that the matters were filed way back in March but haven’t been listed yet.
Earlier this year, a controversy emerged in Karnataka after an Udupi school banned the hijab inside the classrooms. Hijab-wearing girls knocked on the door of the Karnataka High Court. A huge protest took place over the hijab ban.
On March 15, the Karnataka High Court ruled that wearing hijabs is not necessary in Islam.
After the High Court decision, Muslim students from Karnataka pressed the button of the apex court against the Karnataka High Court’s verdict. Six Muslim students from Udupi challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court.
The Court dismissed all the petitions over wearing hijab inside school premises. The High Court also made it clear that they have to wear only school uniforms and nothing else.