Hearing on hijab dispute may be completed in Supreme Court today, decision may come soon
Karnataka Hijab Row: The hearing in the Supreme Court regarding the hijab controversy can be completed today, after which the decision is expected soon. Presenting the arguments on behalf of the government during the hearing last day, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the dress code is necessary for discipline and unity.
The Supreme Court will hear for the 9th consecutive day today regarding the Karnataka Hijab controversy. A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia is hearing a petition challenging the ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka. In this regard, 23 petitions have been listed before the bench for simultaneous hearing, demanding the right of Muslim girl students to wear hijab in educational institutions.
According to media reports, the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court regarding the hijab controversy can be completed today, after which the decision in this matter will come soon. Presenting the argument on behalf of the government on Tuesday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that a dress code is necessary for educational institutions for discipline and unity, which has been opposed by the counsel for the petitioners.
The ongoing hijab controversy in Iran was mentioned in the Supreme Court of India. In fact, presenting the argument on behalf of the government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, referring to Iran, said that wearing a hijab is not a mandatory tradition in Islam, there is a fight going on in many countries regarding this. Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia opposed the submission of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta through arguments.
Hearing the hijab controversy in the Karnataka High Court, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi has observed that the Quran does not make it mandatory for Muslim women to wear hijab. Wearing a hijab is not a part of the Islamic tradition. It is necessary to follow the dress in school, so the students can't resist it.
The controversy over wearing hijab started in January this year when the government PU College in Udupi barred six hijab-wearing girl students from entering the campus. The dress code was cited behind this, after which the girls staged a sit-in at the college gate. After this, this dispute spread to Karnataka as well as other states of the country.