‘If a uniform is prescribed, students have to follow it’: Karnataka HC Chief Justice

| Updated: 23 February, 2022 7:46 pm IST

BENGALURU: Amid the ongoing hijab row in Karnataka, the High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi said that all students must follow the uniform code where it is prescribed.

“The order is clear. If a uniform is prescribed, they have to follow it, whether it is degree college or PU college,” he said.

He, however, clarified that the order of no religious garments in educational institutions is applicable only to students.

The High Court was hearing peititons field by Muslim girls opposing the order.

The ‘hijab’ controversy had started in Government Pre University college in Udupi where six Muslim girls were barred from entering their classrooms because they were wearing hijab. They proclaimed that wearing hijab is a part of their faith and it is their right to wear whatever they wish to.

Later, the issue spread across a string of colleges in the state, and some incidents of violence were also reported.

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