SC on Karnataka Hijab Row: The Supreme Court has completed its hearing regarding the ban controversy on Karnataka Hijab. The Supreme Court has reserved its decision in this matter. The bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia heard for 10 days. The order of the Karnataka High Court, which came on March 15, was challenged in the Supreme Court by more than 20 petitioners.
The Karnataka High Court in its decision had said that it is necessary to follow the dress code in the educational institution and wearing of hijab will not be allowed. The court also said that there is no mention of the compulsion of hijab in Islam.
On Wednesday, on behalf of the Karnataka government, it was said in the Supreme Court that the state government has not touched any religious aspect in the hijab ban controversy and this ban is limited to class only. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the state government, had earlier argued that it is necessary to have a dress code for discipline and unity. At the same time, opposing the argument, the petitioner’s lawyer had said that the students are not army personnel that it is mandatory for them to follow the dress code completely.