Hijab Row: LIVE UPDATES from Karnataka High Court - Day 11

Yesterday, Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi asked the parties to wrap up their arguments and said that judgment in the case will be reserved today.
 Hijab live updates with Day 11
Hijab live updates with Day 11

A full-bench of the Karnataka High Court will continue hearing a batch of petitions filed by female Muslim students against the ban on wearing hijab by certain Karnataka colleges.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justices Krishna S Dixit and JM Khazi had earlier passed an interim order, directing students not to wear hijab, saffron shawls (bhagwa) or use any religious flags while attending classes in Karnataka colleges which have a prescribed uniform in the interim.

The petitioners had also filed an appeal before the Supreme Court against the interim order but the top court is yet to hear the same.

The matter before the High Court was earlier being heard by single-judge Justice Krishna S Dixit who on February 9, referred it to a larger Bench stating that the case involves important issues.

Yesterday, Senior Advocate AM Dar appearing for a college student, said that wearing hijab is mandatory in Islam and public order will not be disturbed merely because a Muslim girl wears hijab.

At the end of Day 10, the Chief Justice asked counsels to finish their arguments by today, and said judgment will be reserved in the case today.

The hearing will resume at 2.30 PM.

Read live updates from yesterday's hearing here.

Read more on the State’s affidavit before the High Court here.

Read more about the petitions before High Court here and here.

Live updates from today’s hearing below.

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