New Delhi: Upholding the ban on hijab, Karnataka High Court Tuesday said wearing of the headscarf by Muslim women didn’t form a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith.
According to a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, restriction on wearing the hijab was “reasonable” and constitutionally permissible, which the students cannot object to.
The 5 February order by the Karnataka government had also stated the same, arguing that headscarf was neither a part of the uniform nor wearing it was an essential religious practice for Muslims that could be protected under the Constitution.
The verdict came on a bunch of petitions questioning the hijab ban for Muslim girls in Udupi’s PU college Karnataka’s 5 February order.
Read the full order here: