Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Tuesday said that the listing of appeals filed against the Hijab verdict of Karnataka High Court, which had upheld the right of educational institutions to ban wearing of hijab in college campus, was delayed due to one of the judges not keeping well. .The matter was before Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana by Senior Counsel Meenakshi Arora seeking listing of the matter but he said that one of the judges is unwell."No, no. Please understand one of the judges is not well. We have to constitute a bench," the CJI said."It was in March...At least if a date can be given," Arora requested. "No no.. if judges would have been fine it would have been listed," the CJI replied.The CJI had earlier said that the matter will be listed in July. .The Karnataka High Court had on March 15, upheld a Karnataka government order (GO) effectively empowering college development committees of government colleges in the State to ban the wearing of hijab (headscarves) by Muslim girl students in college campus.A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justices Krishna S Dixit and JM Khazi had held that:- Hijab is not a part of essential religious practices of Islam;- Requirement of uniform is a reasonable restriction on the fundamental right to freedom of expression under Article 19(1)(a);- The government has the power to pass the GO; no case is made out for its invalidation.At least three appeals including one by All India Muslim Personal Law Board are pending before the top court against the Karnataka High Court verdict.