Karnataka Hijab Row: Wearing of hijab will be banned in educational institutions of Karnataka. The Karnataka High Court, while hearing the matter, said on Tuesday that it is not an essential part of Islam religion. After this decision of Karnataka High Court, different reactions are coming out from across the country. Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, while commenting on the Karnataka High Court’s decision in hijab, said that there is no need to ban hijab in any other institutions or at workplaces. He further said that the dress code must be followed in schools.
Here, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said on the hijab controversy that everyone should cooperate with the state government in implementing and complying with the High Court’s decision. Calling for maintaining peace and order in the society, he also urged the students to accept the court’s decision and concentrate on their studies.
#WATCH , “No need to impose a new ban on Hijab in other institutions or working places but in school the dress code should be followed,” BJP MP Hema Malini on Karnataka HC’s verdict on Hijab ban in educational institutions pic.twitter.com/NHyk8V9mr1
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Bommai said, “I just came to know through the media about the High Court order regarding the matter related to uniform in the classroom. The court upheld the uniform and said that wearing hijab is not a necessary religious practice.” Talking to reporters here, the Chief Minister said that it is a matter related to the future and education of the students and nothing is more important than studies.
“Everyone should abide by the decision of a three-judge bench of the High Court. Everyone should cooperate and maintain peace in the implementation of the government. It is most important to maintain peace and order in the society. I appeal to the people of all communities, leaders, parents, teachers and students to accept the order and cooperate in providing education to the students as per the order of the court.
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions of a section of Muslim girl students of ‘Government Pre-University Girls College’ in Udupi seeking permission to wear the hijab in class. The three-judge bench said that the school uniform rule is a reasonable restriction and constitutionally permissible to which the girl students cannot raise objections. Chief Minister Bommai also called upon the girl students not to boycott classes and examinations keeping in mind their future.