Supreme Court to hear today on Karnataka High Court's decision on hijab ban
23 petitions challenging the ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka have been listed in the Supreme Court for today. In this case, the High Court has already banned the wearing of the hijab, the decision of which has been challenged in the apex court through 23 separate petitions.
Monday 29 August is a very important day regarding the issue of the ban on hijab in Karnataka. In fact, 23 petitions filed against the High Court's decision are to be heard in the Supreme Court of the country in this case. In fact, all the petitions challenging the March 15 judgment of the Karnataka High Court upholding the hijab ban had to be listed earlier during the tenure of former CJI NV Ramana, which could not happen. Now CJI UU Lalit will hear these petitions. Today is the first day of office for the new Chief Justice of India UU Lalit.
A total of 23 petitions against these restrictions have been listed for hearing in the court. At the same time, 25 cases have been put before the division bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia, which are to be heard.
The petitions are being heard in the Supreme Court. They are petitions challenging the decision of the State Government and the High Court. In fact, the decision of the Karnataka High Court has been challenged, which upheld the order of the state government.
As per the decision of the state government, all girl students will be banned from wearing hijab in schools and colleges and uniform rules will be strictly enforced.
The hijab controversy erupted this year when six hijab-wearing girls were allegedly prevented from entering the Government PU College in Karnataka's Udupi district in January, early in the year.
Angered by the ban on entry into the college, the students started dharna outside the campus itself. After this, Hindu boys from many colleges in Udupi started attending classes wearing saffron scarves.
Gradually, the matter took a political form and a political war of words started. At the same time, this protest also started in other districts and areas of the state.