Karnataka Hijab Row Verdict: The Karnataka High Court has given an important decision today regarding the Hijab controversy. The Karnataka High Court has justified the decision to ban the hijab in educational institutions. Along with this, the High Court has dismissed the petitions challenging the decision of banning hijab in schools and colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka High Court has said in its decision that wearing hijab is not a necessary part of Islamic practice or faith. Regarding the ban on hijab, Muslim girls had told the court that wearing hijab is their fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. In the Karnataka High Court, the girl students of the Muslim community of Udupi had demanded permission to wear hijab in school and college. Let us understand the Karnataka Hijab controversy and the decision of the High Court related to it in 8 points.
1. Regarding the hijab controversy, the Karnataka High Court in its decision said that wearing hijab is not a mandatory religious part of Islamic practice or faith.
2. According to the decision of the Karnataka High Court, the prescribing of uniform is a reasonable restriction on fundamental rights under Article 25.
3. The Karnataka High Court dismissed a writ petition on behalf of Muslim girl students seeking permission to wear hijab in college.
4. The Karnataka High Court said that no case is made out to set aside the February government order.
5. The hearing lasted for 11 days before a full bench of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khaji.
6. The Karnataka High Court, while rejecting the petition of Muslim girl students, said that the girl students cannot refuse to wear school dress.
7. Tight security arrangements were made before the decision of the Karnataka High Court. The security of the High Court judge was also increased.
8. The controversy over hijab in Karnataka started in January when some girl students of Udupi college wearing hijab entered the college. The controversy escalated after the college administration forbade the girl students to wear the hijab.
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