Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicKarnataka High Court

Topic: Karnataka High Court

Restriction on wearing hijab ‘reasonable’: Full text of Karnataka HC judgement upholding ban

The Karnataka High Court Tuesday stated in its verdict that wearing of hijab by Muslim women did not form a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith.

‘Hijab not essential religious practice in Islamic law,’ says Karnataka HC, restriction to stay

Following the verdict, advocate for the petitioners said they will soon move the Supreme Court and the girls will "continue their education while exercising their rights to wear hijab".

Don’t deserve to be strung along, says Bengaluru lawyer who rejected HC judgeship after impasse

In an interview with ThePrint, senior counsel Aditya Sondhi says the year-long standoff over his name between the Modi govt and SC collegium was starting to affect him ‘personally’.

Bengaluru college reverses decision, allows baptised Sikh girl to wear turban during exams

Mount Carmel PU College had asked girl to not wear turban in the 'interest of parity' after two hijab-clad students alleged they were singled out for wearing religious garments. 

Karnataka govt order imposes hijab ban without objective, should be quashed, petitioner to HC

Senior advocate Devdutt Kamat tells Karnataka High Court that even if hijab not an integral part of Islamic law — as proclaimed by state — it is still a right being infringed by govt order.

Udupi college defends hijab ban in HC, says can restrict religious symbols for ‘secular order’

Management of Government Pre-University College, Udupi, says rules regarding uniforms for girl students were prescribed for the first time in 2004 and the hijab was never a part of them. 

Popular Kannada actor Chetan Ahimsa arrested for tweet on HC judge hearing hijab case

The actor, also a pro-Dalit and tribal activist, in the dock for talking about the judge’s ‘clarity’, wife calls arrest ‘kidnap’.

If declared essential to Islam, hijab will become compulsory for Muslim women: Karnataka to HC

Karnataka govt cites 2018 Supreme Court verdict in Sabarimala case to support argument that declaring hijab essential to religious practice could compromise 'dignity of women'.

Karnataka HC must determine if hijab is an essential practice in Islamic law, says state govt

Advocate General says it will enable institutions to determine restrictions in dress code. State’s stand is ‘element of introducing religious dress shouldn’t be there in uniform’.

‘Hijab not essential religious practice’— Karnataka govt reiterates in High Court

Karnataka Advocate General said 'only essential religious practice' gets protection under Article 25, which guarantees citizens the right to practice the faith of their choice.

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