Hijab Row Karnataka

  • 2022-02-12 14:10:40

Controversy continues over the wearing of hijab in schools and colleges in Karnataka. Now this controversy has started spreading to other states outside Karnataka as well. Somewhere people are protesting in support of Hijab and somewhere against it. This matter of wearing hijab in schools and colleges is now before a larger bench of the Karnataka High Court. The next hearing on this will now be held on February 14. Meanwhile, the state's primary and secondary education minister BC Nagesh on Friday indicated the reopening of pre-university and degree colleges.


Amidst preparations to open schools from Monday, Karnataka Home Minister, Home Minister Araga Gyanendra has told that orders have been issued to the Superintendents of Police of all the districts to maintain peace and law and order.

Decision will be taken on February 14

All degree and diploma colleges in the state will remain closed till February 16. At the same time, pre-university classes will also be suspended from February 12 to 15. Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh said on Friday that the government may take a decision on reopening pre-university and degree colleges in the state on February 14. The Education Minister said that high-school classes in the state would be started from Monday. At the same time, in the meeting of the Chief Minister on Monday, a decision will be taken on the reopening of pre-university and degree colleges. Earlier, the police had also conducted a flag march in Udupi district.

Instructions to the police to deal with the situation

Amidst preparations to open schools from Monday, Karnataka Home Minister, Home Minister Araga Gyanendra has told that orders have been issued to the Superintendents of Police of all the districts to maintain peace and law and order.

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High Court has given interim order

The hijab controversy was heard by a larger bench of the Karnataka High Court on Thursday. After this, Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi issued an interim order to open the school-college. Also, till the end of the verdict, wearing religious clothes was banned. Now the next hearing of the case will be on February 14.

Supreme Court refused to hear

The matter of dispute on Hijab also reached the Supreme Court. A petition was filed in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Karnataka High Court. However, the court has refused to hear the matter urgently. The Supreme Court said that the matter is being heard in the High Court, it is keeping an eye on the matter. The court said that this dispute should not be made a national level issue, it will intervene at the right time.

SFI protest outside Karnataka Bhavan

Showing solidarity with the Muslim girl students of Karnataka in the hijab controversy, Left student organization Students Federation of India (SFI) on Friday demonstrated in front of the Karnataka Bhawan in Delhi. SFI secretary Yashita Singh along with other protesters were detained by the police and later released. Singh later said that Muslim girl students in Karnataka are being attacked on the basis of religion's right to education and right to religious belief.

Udupi MLA demands NIA probe

Udupi BJP MLA Raghupati Bhat demanded a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the hijab controversy. The whole controversy has started from the Government Girls Pre University College in Udupi itself. Bhat said that innocent girls are being brainwashed and religiously provoked and the truth behind the hijab controversy can come out only with the NIA's investigation in the matter. Bhat is also the chairman of the development committee of this college.

PFI hand behind the controversy

K Raghupati Bhat, MLA of Udupi in the state and president of the College Development Committee of Women's PU College, said that the Campus Front of India (CFI) is behind the entire controversy. Our 6 girls are under his control. They have been given special training at some unknown place.


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