The Karnataka High Court, justifying the decision to ban the hijab in educational institutions, on Tuesday dismissed the petitions filed regarding its ban. School colleges have been opened in Karnataka today after dismissing these petitions. News agency ANI has released its pictures and videos.
Let us tell you that the Karnataka High Court has said in its decision that wearing hijab is not a necessary part of Islamic practice or faith. On the other hand, Muslim girls had told the court about the ban on hijab 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.
Schools and colleges reopen in Udupi a day after Karnataka High Court dismissed various petitions challenging a ban on Hijab in educational institutions and said that wearing Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam.
Visuals from Govt PU College for Girls in Udupi. pic.twitter.com/0ojt0aNxAX
— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2022
What did the High Court say?
A bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khaji said, “We are of the opinion that wearing hijab by Muslim women is not a part of the essential religious practice in Islam.” The bench also said that the government has the right to issue the government order dated February 5, 2022 and no case is made out to hold it illegal.
In this order, the state government had banned the wearing of those clothes, which disrupts equality, integrity and public order in schools and colleges. The court also dismissed a petition seeking initiation of a disciplinary inquiry against the college, its principal and a teacher.
On January 1, 6 girl students of a college in Udupi had attended a press conference organized by the Campus Front of India and expressed anger against the college administration for preventing them from entering the class wearing hijab.