Karnataka Hijab Row: HC announced ‘Hijab not essential’; Udupi college students approached SC

News Desk: The Karnataka High Court Tuesday upheld the hijab ban and dismissed various petitions challenging a ban on scarfs in educational institutions in the state. The high court said that wearing the hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam.

After the HC order, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai appealed for peace and harmony. “All students should follow the high court order and should not boycott classes or examinations. We will have to abide by the court orders and will take strict action against those who would take law and order in hands” Bommai said.

Shortly after the announcement, Anas Tanwir, a Supreme Court lawyer, tweeted that students in Udupi college will approach the Supreme Court.

He tweeted “Met my clients in Hijab matter in Udupi. Moving to SC soon InshaAllah. These girls will continue their education while exercising their rights to wear Hijab. These girls have not lost hope in Courts and Constitution”