The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Karnataka government regarding a petition seeking a stay on the Karnataka High Court’s order upholding the ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions. The hearing has also been adjourned to September 5.
The hijab controversy that started from Udupi in January this year gradually spread to the state and made noise. In its March 15 judgment, the High Court upheld the move by the educational institutes to ban the wearing of hijab in the classrooms of undergraduate colleges. 24 separate petitions were filed in the Supreme Court questioning this. A two-judge bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia issued a notice to the Karnataka government. The hearing has also been adjourned to September 5.
Many NGOs including All India Democratic Women’s Association, Women’s Voice, Muslim Women’s Study Circle and others have submitted applications.