New Delhi – The two Supreme Court judges gave different opinions on the petition filed with the Supreme Court challenging the ban imposed on hijab in the educational institutes Karnataka; therefore, the matter has been now sent to the Chief Justice. Karnataka High Court has given a decision in favour of the imposition of a ban on hijab.
1. The case was heard before the Bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia of the Supreme Court. Justice Gupta upheld the verdict passed by the Karnataka High Court while Justice Dhulia was not in its favour; therefore, the matter has now been sent to the Chief Justice. It is also said that the matter could be examined by setting up a larger Constitutional Bench for the same.
Karnataka hijab ban case: Supreme Court delivers split verdict. The matter has been referred to the Chief Justice of India for constituting an appropriate bench. Watch more in this report #ReporterDiary #HijabRow
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2. On March 15th, 2022, Karnataka High Court dismissed a petition filed by some Muslim girl students from the Government Pre-University Girls College, Udupi seeking permission to wear hijab in the classrooms. The Court had opined that wearing a hijab is not a part of essential religious practice under the Islamic faith. It will not be violative of Article 25 of the Constitution, regarding infringement of the fundamental rights. Some girls then filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging this decision of the High Court and on which the above decision has since been taken.