Madras High Court dismissed a PIL seeking ban on religious dress in educational institutions

News Desk: The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation seeking a ban on religious dress in educational institutions.

It is learned that the complainant is K Gopinath, the president of a Hindutva organization called ‘Hindu Munnetra Kazgam’. He said “The law clearly states that the students of primary and nursery schools have to abide by the specific dress code of the educational institution i.e. wear uniform. But there have been several attempts to break this rule recently”. During the hearing, the judges raised the issue of the Karnataka High Court verdict and the case pending in the Supreme Court in connection with the hijab controversy. The plaintiff’s lawyer then pleaded to withdraw the case. At that time the court rejected this PIL.