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One needs to follow uniform in schools, says Subramanian Swamy as Karnataka HC upholds hijab ban

Photo : PTINew Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday hailed the Karnataka High Court’s decision to uphold the ban on wearing hijabs in school and college classrooms.Speaking to Times Now, Swamy said o]ne need to follow uniform in schools. Students can wear hijab outside the school. Adding, “There is no fundamental right in the constitution that does not restrict to reasonable restrictions”.They can’t prove if their fundamental rights were breached unreasonably, the senior BJP leader said.

#EXCLUSIVE | They can’t prove if their fundamental rights were breached unreasonably: @Swamy39, Rajya Sabha MP…— ANI (@ANI) Mar 15, 2022The Karnataka High Court earlier today dismissed various petitions challenging a ban on Hijab in education institutions and said that wearing Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam.A bench of Karnataka HC comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit, and Justice JM Khazi said that no case is made out for invalidating the Government Order of February 5.In its order, the Karnataka government had on February 5 stated that uniforms must be worn compulsorily where policies exist and no exception can be made for the wearing of the hijab.The Hijab row had erupted in January this year when the Government PU College in Udupi allegedly barred six girls wearing the hijab from entering. Following this, the girls sat in protest sat outside college over being denied entry.Everyone should abide by Karnataka HC order: CM Bommai Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that everyone should abide by the verdict of the High Court and cooperate with the state government in implementing it.He also appealed to the public to maintain peace and order in the society and asked students to focus on their education, by accepting the court verdict.”I have just now got to know through the media about the High Court’s order regarding the case related to uniform (in classrooms). The court has upheld the uniform and has said that Hijab is not an essential religious practice,” the Karnataka CM said.

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