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Hijab Ban- Karnataka High Court Full Bench Hearing- LIVE UPDATES

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
14 Feb 2022 8:34 AM GMT
Hijab Ban- Karnataka High Court Full Bench Hearing- LIVE UPDATES
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Karnataka High Court Full Bench will continue hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the hijab ban in educational institutions. The matter is before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khazi will hear the petitions today at 2.30 PM.On Friday the Court requested the State to re-open the educational institutions at the earliest and...

Karnataka High Court Full Bench will continue hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the hijab ban in educational institutions. 

The matter is before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khazi will hear the petitions today at 2.30 PM.

On Friday the Court requested the State to re-open the educational institutions at the earliest and has restrained students from wearing any sort of religious clothes in classrooms, regardless of their faith, while the matter is pending hearing.

Live Updates

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:17 AM GMT

    Advocate Mohammed Tahir: Personal details of the petitioners, are being displayed. I want directions against the media.

    CJ: Nothing is before us what can we do. Thank you

    Bench rises. The hearing to continue tomorrow at 2.30 PM.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:13 AM GMT

    Hearing ends.

    To continue tomorrow at 2.30 PM.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:11 AM GMT

    CJ : We have made appeals to media. We can put off the live streaming if you all say. That is in our hands. We can't stop the media. As far as elections, you are not a voter of those states.

    Justice Dixit says election issues are to be decided by ECI.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:10 AM GMT

    One advocate makes a mention of an application to restrict media and social media comments on the issue as elections are going on in other states.

    CJ : We are not concerned with elections. If this request comes from Election Commission, we may consider.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:09 AM GMT

    Sr Adv Yusuf Muchhala says he would want to some submissions for one petitioner.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:05 AM GMT

    CJ : Who else arguing from petitioner?

    Adv Kaleeswaram Raj seeks to make submissions for intervenor. Says he won't repeat and just need 10 mins before the respondents start.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:04 AM GMT

    Kamat : Do your lordships want me to continue tomorrow? I am here only. We have troubled your lordships a lot. I would need 15-20 minutes more to finish.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:04 AM GMT

    Kamat : I am not only challenging the GO but asking for a positive mandate for allowing me to wear a a headscarf of the same colour of the uniform.

    Judges discussing among themselves.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:03 AM GMT

    AG says that translation used by petitioner is not accurate and may be due to bona fide error.

    Justice Dixit : GO cannot be interpreted like a statute. We have to use common sense. Words do not have static meaning. We have to see the company the words keep.

  • 14 Feb 2022 11:01 AM GMT

    Justice Dixit : We will verify.

    AG : Kindly see Kannada version.

    Justice Dixit reads the word in GO and says - it does not mean public order.

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