Sunday, 04 December 2022



LATEST NEWS President of India Presents National awards for The Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities for The Year 2021 and 2022 India's bio-economy has grown 8 times in the last 8 years : Dr Jitendra Singh In natural farming the cost is less and more yield : Narendra Singh Tomar Investors conclave on commercial coal mines auction and opportunities in mining sector held in Bengaluru ‘International Conference Series on Vayu: The Vital Life Force’ inaugurated by Prof. Ganeshi Lal and Bhupender Yadav The world looks to New India for Tech & Innovation leadership: Rajeev Chandrasekhar MTMP : Director Tourism Kashmir visits Sumbal under Shehri Jan Abhiyan DC Bandipora visits fire victims at remote village TA Shah 3rd Randomization of Poll parties for DDC Re-poll held at Bandipora DE&CC Srinagar conducts Job Fair at Polytechnic College, Gogji Bagh DDC Re-poll : DPEO Bandipora finalises preparations MTMP : Week-long Jan Shehri Abhiyan in full swing at Shopian DC Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary visits MC Pulwama Jai Inder Kaur thanks BJP leadership for appointing her as the State Vice President BJP to launch Mandal level awareness campaign across J&K on New Industrial Policy: Devender Singh Rana Police solves murder case within 24hrs in Budgam Dilbag Singh Chairs joint review meeting at Delta Force Headquarters Ramban Shemrock Senior Secondary celebrated Musical Soiree Sheikh Zayed Festival lights up the sky with“Together for the Future” 13KG Heroin Recovery Case: Punjab Police Arrests Two More Aides From Rajasthan Ghani Syaani Teaser: MC Square & Shehnaaz Gill Collaborates In Their Upcoming Song


Karnataka High Court dismisses all petitions; upholds ban on hijab in schools & colleges

Trending Topics, Hijab Row, Hijab Crisis, Karnataka High Court

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Bengaluru , 15 Mar 2022

The Karnataka High Court's special bench on Tuesday dismissed all petitions seeking direction for permission to wear hijab in classrooms.The HC also stated that "wearing of hijab is not an essential part of Islam. Prescription of uniform is constitutional and students can't object to it." Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi read the judgement."We are of the considered opinion that wearing a hijab by Muslim women does not form any essential form of practice in Islamic faith. The prescription of school uniforms is only a reasonable restriction and are constitutionally permissible which the students cannot object," the bench said."In view of the above we are of the considered opinion that the government has power to issue the government order dated February 5, 2022 (restricting hijab in classrooms) and no case is made for its invalidation," the bench noted.The bench further observed, "We are of the considered opinion that no case is made out for issuance of direction of disciplinary action and warrants against the respondents. Therefore, the petition in this regard is rejected as not maintainable.

"Accordingly in above circumstances all these petitions are devoid of merits and liable to be dismissed, and all the pending applications are not maintainable and disposed of," the bench underlined.The bench after commencing the session said that keeping the holistic view of the entire matter, it has formulated a few questions and they have answered them."The questions which are formulated are whether wearing of hijab, headscarves is a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith protected under Article 25 of the constitution?"The second question is whether restriction of school uniforms is not legally permissible and being violative of petitions fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 19 (1) (a) freedom of expression and privacy?"The third question whether government order dated February 5, 2022 apart from being incompetent is being issued without application of mind and further it is manifestedly arbitrary and therefore violates the Articles 13, 14 of the constitution?"Whether any case is made out in the petition of issuance of direction initiating disciplinary enquiry and warrants against respondents? 

The special bench said.As a precautionary measure security was beefed up across the state. Holiday was declared in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Kalaburagi and Shivamogga for schools and colleges.Most of the districts imposed prohibitory orders in the surrounding areas of educational institutions. The Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant issued prohibitory orders restricting protests, celebrations and gatherings in the entire city for seven days from March 15.The hijab row, which started as a protest by six students of the Udupi Pre-University Girl's College, turned into a big crisis.

The bench headed by the Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S. Dixit and Justice Jaiunnesa Mohiyuddin Khaji heard the matter on a daily basis.The counsels appearing for the petitioners contended that restriction on hijab to classrooms is a violation of fundamental rights and religious rights. There is no legal standing for the School Development Committee (SDC) or College Development Committee (CDMC), they said.They also argued that wearing of hijab is an integral part of Islam. However, the Advocate General and other counsels appearing for the government argued that wearing of hijab is not an essential part of Islam. They have also stated that the government respects the wearing of hijab and it had been left to the discretion of SDMC and SDCs. It was also brought to the notice of the court that many Islamic and European countries have banned hijab.


Tags: Trending Topics , Hijab Row , Hijab Crisis , Karnataka High Court



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD