Karnataka HC To Hear Plea Against 'Hijab Ban' Today

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The Karnataka High Court is to hear today a matter of banning Muslim girl students from wearing hijab in a school in Karnataka. A petition was filed in the court by a Muslim girl student accusing a school of denying her admission to class by wearing a hijab.

A writ petition was filed by a Muslim student in the Karnataka High Court on January 31, seeking an order that wearing hijab (head scarf) is a fundamental right under Articles 14 and 25 of the Constitution of India and It is an essential practice of Islam.


The government-run Pre-University (PU) College for Girls in Udupi district forbade Muslim girl students from wearing hijab to attend class. The girl students allege that they are being asked to come to the class without hijab. For not doing so, he was thrown out of class for three days and he was not even given attendance.

According to Live Law, the petition has been filed in the court through Shatabish Shivana, Arnav A Bagalwadi and Abhishek Janardhan. It said that on December 28, 2021, the petitioner and other Muslim girl students, were denied admission in the college premises and were not allowed to enter the classes.

The college's stand was that the petitioners and other similar girl students violated the dress code of the college by wearing only hijab.

The petition argued that the Constitution of India, while protecting the state's right to intervene in religious matters, "guarantees freedom of conscience and the right to profess, practice and propagate religion, if it includes public order, morality, and any health-related issue is involved."

It is also stated in the petition that. Hijab can be banned only by enforcing the interest of public order or morality of the society. However, this is not the case here.

A writ petition was filed by a Muslim student in the Karnataka High Court on January 31, seeking an order that wearing hijab (head scarf) is a fundamental right under Articles 14 and 25 of the Constitution of India and It is an essential practice of Islam.

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