Karnataka Hijab Row: Karnataka Faculties Reopen, Essential Hijab Listening to In Court docket Immediately: 10 Factors

Karnataka Hijab Row: Karnataka Faculties Reopen, Essential Hijab Listening to In Court docket Immediately: 10 Factors

Karnataka faculties (as much as Class 10) re-opened at the moment amid controversy over the state barring Muslim college students from carrying a hijab throughout lessons. Lessons 11 and 12 are closed until Wednesday. Petitions in opposition to the ban are being heard by the Excessive Court docket.

Listed here are the highest 10 factors on this huge story:

  1. As faculties re-opened this morning visuals poured in of college students pressured to take away their hijabs earlier than coming into campuses. One clip confirmed a trainer from a state-aided college in Mandya district saying “take away that, take away that (the hijab)” to college students.

  2. The clip additionally confirmed some dad and mom asking that their kids be allowed to put on a hijab until contained in the constructing, however permission was refused. They had been solely allowed to enter after eradicating their hijabs.

  3. In Udupi district – the place the controversy erupted in December- a Class 9 scholar at a government-run college informed NDTV {that a} classmate and he or she each needed to take away their hijabs to attend class.

  4. In Shivamogga 13 college students – 10 from Class 10, two from Class 9 and one from Class 8 – went dwelling after somewhat than take away their hijabs. Their dad and mom mentioned: “We introduced them to write down an examination…they did not put on burqa, solely hijab. Earlier all (college students) wore hijabs… we can’t allow them to take the hijab off, that’s the reason we’re taking them again.”

  5. Different visuals shared on-line additionally present academics (from the identical college in Mandya) additionally being ordered to take away burqas earlier than coming into the college campus; they had been proven eradicating the burqas by the facet of the street and never inside the college constructing.

  6. Forward of at the moment’s lessons, orders banning giant gatherings had been introduced in districts like Udupi and Shivamogga, which witnessed tense stand-offs between college students demanding the best to put on a hijab and people opposed, together with right-wing teams brandishing saffron shawls and scarves, and shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram‘.

  7. In Mangaluru, prohibitory orders are in place for 200 metres round all excessive faculties. In Udupi assemblies of 5 or extra folks close to faculties have been banned. On Sunday, police in Shivamogga – the place final week folks danced and cheered as a saffron flag was flown on campus – banned gatherings on or round college premises

  8. A 3-member bench of the Karnataka Excessive Court docket, led by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and comprising Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khazi, has resumed its listening to. Final week, in a contentious interim order, the court docket dominated that faculties and faculties might reopen however no spiritual clothes, together with hijabs, could be allowed.

  9. The order was challenged within the Supreme Court docket – on grounds it violated college students’ constitutional rights – however Chief Justice NV Ramana solely mentioned: “We’ll intrude solely at an acceptable time” and was unmoved regardless of the case’s “far-reaching implications”. The highest court docket earlier refused to listen to a petition difficult a state order banning garments that “disturb equality, integrity and public order”.

  10. Protests have escalated quickly over the previous few weeks. Final week Muskan, a younger scholar in Mandya, was heckled by saffron-waving male aggressors. The protests have been observed worldwide, with Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and French footballer Paul Pogba supporting the Muslim college students.

With enter from ANI, PTI

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