The Supreme Court has agreed for an urgent hearing in the Hijab ban case. Senior advocate Meenakshi Arora, while placing the matter before the CJI on Monday, demanded an urgent hearing. Meenakshi Arora, while placing the matter before the CJI on Monday, demanded an urgent hearing. He said that Muslim girls also have to take the exam. Exams are going to start soon. In such a situation, immediate instructions are needed for Muslim girls to appear in the examination. There are many such exams which will be conducted in government colleges only.
Citing a Karnataka High Court judgement, the senior lawyer said that as per government orders, hijab is not allowed in schools and colleges in the state. In such a situation, there is concern about the examination of Muslim girls. Let us inform that in October 20200, there was a difference of opinion in the decision of the two-judge bench. Justice Hemant Gupta had upheld the hijab ban while Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia’s decision was against it.
On the petition, CJI Chandrachud said that he would look into the matter and then place it before a third bench. The lawyer said that many girl students have already lost one year. After the ban on hijab in government colleges, many girl students had to get admission in private colleges. But the problem is that the exams have to be held in government colleges only. Private colleges cannot conduct exams. Practicals are starting on 6th February. In such a situation, we demand interim guidelines.
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