What is Karnataka's Hijab Controversy?
What led to the controversy?
In December 2021, 6 students from Government PU College for Girls in Udupi were not allowed to wear Hijab in class.
Stand of the Government
An order was issued by the Karnataka Government that students have to comply with the uniform/dress code prescribed by College Development Committees.
Proceedings at the High Court of Karnataka
The Single Judge Bench of the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday referred the matter to the full bench headed by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi
Fathima Thasneem vs State of Kerala
This 2018 judgement of the Kerala High Court observed that Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam.
Amnah Bint Basheer vs CBSE
This 2016 judgement of the Kerala High Court observed that Hijab is an essential religious practice of Islam.
Muslim majority countries that have banned hijab in public schools, universities and government buildings
Present status of the proceedings at the High Court of Karnataka
A full bench of the Karnataka High Court including Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justices Krishna S Dixit and JM Khazi will hear the batch of petitions today at 2:30 PM
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