Now there is a demand in Karnataka to give exams wearing hijab: girl students reached the Supreme Court
Now there is a demand in Karnataka to give exams wearing hijab: girl students reached the Supreme Court; CJI said – I will decide on this
The Hijab controversy in Karnataka is not over yet. Now, in this matter, some girl students from here have approached the Supreme Court and sought permission to sit in the pre-university examination wearing hijab. Also demanded an early hearing in this matter.
Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud assured the girl students that he would look into the matter and constitute a bench soon. The pre-university examination in Karnataka is expected to start on March 9.
Let us tell you that on March 15 last year, the Karnataka High Court dismissed a petition by some Muslim girl students of Government Pre-University Girls College, Udupi, demanding that they wear hijabs in class. The court upheld its earlier order saying that wearing a hijab is not a part of the essential practice of Islam.
Advocate Shadan Farasat, while referring to the matter in his petition, said that girl students who wear hijab are not allowed to take the exam. The exam is starting on 9th March and these girl students are not ready to give the exam without hijab. If these people do not appear in the exam then their year will be wasted. Therefore, a hearing should be held on this matter as soon as possible.
The hijab controversy in Karnataka started in early January at a government college in Udupi itself, where Muslim girls were stopped from wearing hijabs. The school management told it against the uniform code. After this, the controversy spread to other cities as well.
Muslim girls are protesting against this, against which youths associated with Hindu organizations also started a counter-protest by wearing saffron shawls. The protest turned into a violent clash in a college, where the police had to use tear gas to control the situation.