Karnataka HC starts hearing hijab petitions on fifth consecutive day
Karnataka HC starts hearing hijab petitions on fifth consecutive day

BENGALURU: On Thursday, a three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court began hearing petitions on the hijab row for the sixth day in a succession. Petitioners' lawyers are claiming that the interim order preventing Muslim girls from wearing hijab to school should be lifted. The attorneys claim that the government is abusing the court's temporary injunction to target Muslim students.

During the curfew, students in Shivamogga district organised a protest outside the District Commissioner's office, requesting the right to wear hijab to class. Dr. R. Selvamani, the District Commissioner, met with the pupils and accepted a memorandum from them.

The request is yet to be granted by the three-judge panel led by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and consisting of Justice Krishna S. Dixit and Justice Khaji Jaibunnesa Mohiyuddin. The petitioners are likely to argue that the interim decision should be overturned because Muslim students were expelled from school for wearing hijab. The government's advocate general, Prabhuling Navadagi, has objected, claiming that examining the request is equivalent to reviewing the petitioner's plea.

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