New Delhi: Petitions were filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Karnataka High Court’s decision to ban Muslim girls from wearing hijab in educational institutions.
The discussion on this started the day before yesterday in the session of Supreme Court Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudanshu Dhulia.
Advocate Dushyant Dave, who appeared on behalf of petitioner Munisha, said in his argument that the ban on hijab has affected the faith of minorities in India.
A religious practice, such as the hijab, may not be necessary. If one conscientiously follows a religious custom, the courts and authorities cannot do anything about it. There have been over 10,000 suicide bombings in Muslim countries. In Iraq, Syria and other countries, every country has a suicide attack. But that is not the case in India.
It is regrettable that the Judges of the Karnataka High Court do not understand the principles, vision and rights of the Constitution.
An individual can choose the religious practice prescribed by a society. Muslim women in every country have worn the hijab for centuries, either as a matter of religious belief or as a matter of personal choice. It is similar to how Sikhs wear turbans. This is what he said.
Appearing for the Government of Karnataka, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued yesterday:
Udupi B.U., which is in trouble on the issue of hijab. Uniform has been made compulsory for female students in the college since 2013.
In the beginning, the female students, who were not wearing hijab but only wore uniform, started protesting against hijab due to the instigation of BFI organizations. As a result of this there was a law and order problem, the Karnataka government imposed a ban on wearing religious symbols in educational institutions. He said that banning hijab in this matter is a neutral order.