Hijab Row: On Friday, the Supreme Court heard senior advocate Devadatt Kamat who files SLP in the interim order of the Karnataka High Court over the hijab controversy in schools and colleges in the state. The court refused an urgent hearing into the case and also said that the Karnataka High Court has to decide on the matter first.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court has requested the state government to open institutions. It has restrained students from wearing the religious flag, saffron shawls, scarfs, hijab, etc inside the classroom.
During the hearing, the Supreme Court had further told Kamat to not bring the matter to Delhi and make it a national issue. Kamat had also submitted that the Karnataka High Court’s direction that no one is supposed to wear religious dress or any religious identity had far-fetched implications.
Kamat told the CJI NV Ramana that Article 25 was in danger to which the SC said that the Karnataka HC was already hearing the case on an urgent basis and the order had not come out yet.
The Chief Justice also told Kamat to not spread it to larger levels.
The Karnataka HC decision to ban all religious dresses including hijab and saffron shawls till the order was passed and this order went on to challenge in Supreme Court.