Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging Karnataka HC order on hijab row post-Holi

Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear the petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court Judgment on hijab after Holi vacations, not urgently.

The high court had held that Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and upheld the ban on wearing headscarves in schools and colleges.

It dismissed the petitions filed by Muslim girl students, challenging the action of a government PU college in denying their entry for wearing a headscarf.

Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde had mentioned the matter on Wednesday, stating that there is urgency since the exams are upcoming and several girls are affected by the verdict.

The Bench said, however, said, “Others also mentioned, let us see. Give us time. We will see, we will post the matter. Let us see we will list after vacations.” 

A Muslim student named Niba Naaz on Tuesday had filed a Special Leave Petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court’s verdict through advocate Anas Tanwir.


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