Hijab Row: LIVE UPDATES from Karnataka High Court - Day 10

A Full Bench of the Karnataka High Court will continue hearing the case at 2:30 PM.

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.

Yesterday, The Karnataka High Court orally clarified that this interim order was applicable only to students and not teachers.

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.

Senior Advocate Sajan Poovayya, appearing for the College Development Committee (CDC) submitted in the previous hearing that education is secular activity in which religion has no role to play.

The hearing will resume at 2.30 PM today.

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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