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Hijab Ban : No Religious Dress In Colleges During Pendency Of Case, Says Karnataka High Court| LIVE UPDATES [Day 3]

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10 Feb 2022 8:45 AM GMT
Hijab Ban : No Religious Dress In Colleges During Pendency Of Case, Says Karnataka High Court| LIVE UPDATES [Day 3]
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A Full Bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear petitions filed by Muslim students challenging Hijab Ban in colleges at 2.30 PM today.A single bench had referred the petitions to larger bench yesterday observing that "questions of seminal importance" are involved.The single bench also said that the question of interim relief will be considered by the larger bench.The matter is before a...

A Full Bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear petitions filed by Muslim students challenging Hijab Ban in colleges at 2.30 PM today.

A single bench had referred the petitions to larger bench yesterday observing that "questions of seminal importance" are involved.

The single bench also said that the question of interim relief will be considered by the larger bench.

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.

Stay on this page for live-updates from the hearing.


Live Updates

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:21 AM GMT

    Bench rises. Hearing ends for the day. 

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:20 AM GMT

    Chief Justice : We will hear the matter again on Monday at 2.30 PM.

    Advocates raise objection to the interim restraint. "This kind of an order cannot be passed at this stage", Kamat says and asks his objection to be recorded.


  • 10 Feb 2022 11:20 AM GMT

    Chief Justice: We will restrain everyone from adopting religious practices while we are hearing..

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:19 AM GMT

    Chief Justice : It is a matter of few days. Please cooperate.

    Hegde : For few days we cannot be asked to suspend our faith.

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:18 AM GMT

    Kamat objects : This will amount to suspension of our rights. That will be a total affront to their rights. Because your lordships have not determined. We are told to choose between food and water and both are essential.

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:17 AM GMT

    Chief Justice : We are ready to decide the issue at the earliest. But we feel that peace and tranquillity should be restored. Till decision, you should not insist for wearing these religious clothes which are not conducive.

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:16 AM GMT

    Chief Justice : Till the disposal of the matter, you people should not insist on wearing on all these religious things.

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:16 AM GMT

    Chief Justice : We will direct that the institutions shall start. But till the matter is pending consideration before the Court,these students and all the stakeholders, they shall not insist on wearing religious garments, may be headdress or saffron shawl. We will restrain everyone. Because we want peace and tranquility in state. We are seized with the matter. We can continue the matter on a day to day basis.

    Kamat : What your lordships are saying, that would amount to a suspension of Article 25..

    CJ: But if you want us to decide the issue, then you will have to coopearte.

    Kamat : Kindly see we are being asked to choose between education and our conscience. Please don't..

    CJ : You have approached the Court, have faith in the Court.

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:15 AM GMT

    Kamat quotes from Bijoe Emmanuel : The question is not whether a particular religious belief or practice appeals to our reason or sentiment but whether the belief is genuinely and conscientiously held as part of the profession or practice of religion.

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:14 AM GMT

    Kamat : When your lordships are considering interim reliefs, your lordships will lean in favour of a situation where individuals can exercise their fundamental rights.

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