Indian SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging hijab ban in Karnataka

New Delhi, September 22 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has reserved today (Thursday) verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court judgment refusing to lift the ban on wearing of hijab by Muslim students in educational institutions of the state.

A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia reserved its verdict in the matter.

On March 15, the high court had dismissed petitions filed by a section of Muslim students from the Government Pre-University Girls College in Udupi seeking permission to wear hijab inside the classroom, saying that hijab is not a part of the essential religious practice in Islamic faith.

The government of Karnataka state had, by its order of February 5, 2022, banned the wearing of hijab in schools and colleges by the Muslim students.

Several pleas have been filed in the Indian apex court challenging the high court verdict.

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