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However, the Court has refused to pass interim orders, stating that the interrogation of students cannot be stopped.
The Karnataka High Court today issued notice in the PIL filed seeking action against the police for illegally questioning minor students of Shaheen Education Society in Bidar over a play concerning the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) staged last month. (Nayana Jyothi Jhawar v. State of Karnataka)
However, the Court has refused to pass interim orders, stating that the interrogation of students cannot be stopped altogether.
The Bench of Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Hemant Chandangoudar directed the state government to file its response in the matter by February 19.
Former Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar appeared on behalf of the Petitioners.
After students of classes 4, 5 and 6 of the school staged a play on the CAA, the State Police authorities filed an FIR against the management of the school based on a compliant filed by one Neelesh Rakshyal.
The main allegation against the school administration was that it facilitated the spreading of false information about the newly passed CAA, spread negative opinions about the Parliament's laws among students by performing anti-national activities and contributed to communal tension.
Headmistress of the school Fareeda Begum as well as the parent of a child has been arrested pursuant to the FIR filed in the matter.