The Karnataka High Court, which has just completed hearings in the Hijab Case, dismissed all the petitions filed against the ban on hijab. The High Court ruled that hijab-wearing is not mandatory in Islam. High courts during this time have ruled that students cannot refuse to wear school uniforms. In addition, the High Court has made clear that there is no basis for invalidating the government order of 5 February. Following the decision by the High Court, it is believed that after analyzing the decision, the girl students may appeal to the Supreme Court.
BJP leader Prahlad Joshi and Union Minister Anugrah Singh have both welcomed the high court’s decision in the Hijab controversy. According to him, he welcomed the court’s decision. Maintaining peace and order is everyone’s responsibility. Studying is the primary responsibility of a student. ‘Leave all these matters aside and study and be united.’
The girls’ petition was heard by the entire Udupi High Court bench of Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit, and Justice JM Kazi. All of these girls urged the High Court to allow them to wear hijab along with school uniforms in class. The man had said that it was part of his religious faith.
Since the High Court’s decision on Tuesday, section 144 has been implemented in many districts of the state in order to ensure security. Section 144 is also applicable in Bengaluru. Furthermore, security has been stepped up outside the residence of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi.
Students at a pre-university college in Udupi, demanding to be allowed to wear the hijab in class, sparked controversy when some Hindu students came to class in saffron shawls. The government stuck to its uniform policy as the issue spread throughout the state.