Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicKarnataka High Court

Topic: Karnataka High Court

FIR filed, suspension reported, in punitive action against students in Karnataka hijab row

FIR filed in state's Tumakuru town believed to be 1st such against any student in the case. And video showing college principal in Shivamogga district 'suspending' protesters goes viral.

State believes in treating everyone equal: Karnataka govt defends hijab order in HC

Karnataka High Court has been hearing multiple petitions challenging govt order passed on 5 February, legitimising ban on hijab wearing inside govt educational institutions.

Karnataka pre-university colleges open amid tight security, burqa-clad students denied entry

Degree colleges also reopened Wednesday but the govt had made it clear that no uniform was required, allowing students the freedom to wear clothes of their choice.

Is hijab a choice? India can’t defend secularism on knife’s edge, like France

The biggest difference between the French and Karnataka versions of 'laicite' is that in France, the public display of all religious symbols is not allowed.

Is each tenet in Quran essential practice, asks HC. ‘Not the issue here’, says hijab petitioner

Karnataka HC asks if all that is stated in Quran is 'inviolable'. Petitioner’s lawyer says court shouldn’t get into ‘larger canvas’ of whether certain parts are essential.

‘No hijab, saffron shawls’ in class ’till further order’ — Full text of Karnataka HC interim order

A bench of the Karnataka High Court also asked the state government to 'reopen educational institutions and allow students to return to classes at the earliest'.

Reform on hijab important but where it’s coming from is more important

Like interpretations of Muskan Khan's viral video, the hijab row too is multi-layered — religion, law and feminism blending together into a political soup.

Karnataka HC might allow reopening of colleges, but bars all ‘religious garments’ for now

Till the matter is pending, ‘students and stakeholders will not insist on wearing any religious garment or head dress’ says 3-judge bench. Petitioners oppose the restraint order.

SC says Karnataka HC needs to hear hijab issue, declines urgent hearing

The apex court said a three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court is hearing the matter Thursday afternoon regarding the dress code that created controversy over wearing hijab.

‘Constitutional questions’: Karnataka HC refers hijab plea to larger bench, no interim order

Single bench of Justice Krishna S. Dixit said larger bench needed due to ‘enormity of questions of importance’, and refused interim relief for students to take their exams.

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Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

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Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.