The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved judgment on various petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court while upholding the ban on hijab in educational institutions.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing the Muslim appellants in the Supreme Court, said, “It (hijab) is necessary for those who are believers. It is not necessary for those who are not believers.”
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The Karnataka High Court had on March 15 upheld a Karnataka government order authorizing government colleges in the state to ban the wearing of hijab by Muslim girl students in college premises.
Earlier, Muslim appellants challenging the Karnataka hijab ban told the Supreme Court on Monday that the “directive” against wearing apparel in schools is part of a “pattern…” for marginalizing minority communities.
“It’s not about the uniform … from the series of acts of commission and acts of omission, unfortunately … I am not blaming anyone or anything, but these acts of commission and omission show That there is a pattern of marginalization of the minority community a part of this pattern is this direction,” senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing some of the appellants, told a bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia.
Dave referred to controversies such as “love jihad” and said, “It should be considered in the light of the kind of environment we see today, which is going far from being liberal that we have been in for 5,000 years.” Huh”.