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Hijab Row highlights: Karnataka govt will abide by HC interim order, says CM

Several students wearing hijabs in colleges across Karnataka staged fresh protest on Wednesday as they were denied entry citing High Court's interim order. Section 144 has been imposed near SJMVS' Arts & Commerce College for Women in Hubballi. Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister maintained that 'overall situation was peaceful'. The Karnataka HC will resume hearing on Thursday afternoon.
Last Updated : 16 February 2022, 17:24 IST

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Karnataka govt will abide by HC interim order on Hijab row

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday told the state legislative assembly that his government will abide by the High Court's interim order on theHijabrow. (PTI)

13:2916 Feb 2022

Hijab row sponsored by BJP in Karnataka, charges SDPI

The social democratic party of India (SDPI) on Wednesday charged the BJP with 'sponsoring' and 'promoting' thehijab-saffron shawl issue in educational institutions in Karnataka.

Addressing reporters here, SDPI state general secretary B R Bhaskar Prasad alleged that the entire issue is a ‘criminal act’ sponsored by the BJP government in the state. Noting that the constitution never barred Muslim women wearinghijab, he alleged that the issue was created by a college principal which was later taken up by the Sangh Parivar outfits.

He sought to know whyhijabshould be banned as a religious symbol when Hindu symbols like thread and ‘nama’ are allowed. He also accused the Congress of adopting ‘double standards’ on the issue.

11:2216 Feb 2022

Court adjourned, hearing to resume at 2:30 pm tomorrow

11:1316 Feb 2022

Why not consult those affected before implementing universal uniform, asks counsel

11:0516 Feb 2022

Purpose of Karnataka Education Act is to promote harmony, not create dissent; where is the need to object an accepted practice? argues counsel

Published 16 February 2022, 01:57 IST

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