Hijab Controversy: FIR filed against 10 girls in Karnataka hijab case, protested outside college, imposed these sections
Karnataka Hijab Row Updates:
There has been an AIR against around 10 female students protesting outside Girls Empress Government PU College in Tumkur. They are accused of violating prohibitory orders.
Hijab Row Updates:
Despite the clarification regarding the Hijab controversy in Karnataka, the police and administration have now taken strict action following the non-stop protests. The Karnataka Police have registered an AIR against about ten girls who protested outside the Girls Empress Government PU College in Tumkur on Thursday, 17 February.
The girls are accused of violating prohibitory orders. At least 10 girls have been charged under sections 143, 145, 188, and 149 of the IPC for violating the interim order on hijab and prohibition orders issued under section 144 of the CrPC.
Despite the ban, the girl students performed
As per the interim order, students are prohibited from wearing hijab, burqa, and saffron gamchas in classrooms until the hearing in the Karnataka High Court regarding the hijab controversy has been heard. In spite of this, many girls insist on wearing the hijab continuously. Even on Thursday, when the girl students were not allowed to remove their hijab as per the High Court’s orders, the girls sat on a dharna outside the Pre-University College and shouted slogans despite the ban.
Argument in High Court – Hijab is not mandatory in Islam
During the hearing in the Karnataka High Court on Friday, the state government argued that the hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam, so prohibiting its use does not violate Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. it does not. Meanwhile, lawyer Vinod Kulkarni, appearing on behalf of Muslim girls, has said that banning hijab is like banning the Holy Quran.
Minorities Department had issued circular
In order to ensure compliance with the interim order issued by the Karnataka High Court, the school-college authorities require all students to remove their hijab, burqa, and saffron gamcha before entering the campus. Teachers are also included in this circle. The interim order of the High Court will remain in effect until the court renders its final decision on the petitions brought against the hijab ban. On Thursday, February 17, the State Minority Welfare Department banned the wearing of religious clothing and symbols, including the hijab, in classrooms.