Karnataka High Court’s interim order is upsetting: CFI over HC’s response to hijab petition

Students’ organization Campus Front of India on Friday has issued a statement saying that the High Court’s interim order is upsetting.

In a statement, President of the Campus Front Karnataka, Athaullah Punjalakatte said, “Hijab is a religious right of Muslims. Hijab and saffron shawl cannot be compared. As part of a joint strategy of the ABVP and BJP to create controversy against the hijab, students start wearing saffron shawls and spread communal hatred through violence across the state. On February 8, it was a farce to pressurize the court on the day the court began its hearing and today’s High Court’s oral interim order is upsetting.”

The CFI State Committee is appealing to the court to uphold and ensure justice for the students.

On Friday, an appeal has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging Karnataka High Court’s three-judge bench’s interim order proposing to ban students from wearing religious garments to educational institutions in the state, Bar and Bench reported.

A full-bench of the Karnataka High Court led by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi heard four petitions on the hijab ban on Thursday. The bench said, students should not wear any religious garments, till the matter is pending. The next hearing is adjourned to February 14

“We are waiting until the next hearing of judgment .There is hope of judgment in favor of justice. If judgement is not in favour of justice. Then we will continue to fight legally,” they added.

CFI clarified that they have not ordered any students to attend or not to attend class until the next order, “It is up to the students and their parents. Hijab, which is an integral part of Islam, is also a fundamental right of Muslim students,” it added.


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