The Supreme Court on Monday assured the petitioners in the Hijab case that a date would be fixed for a three-judge bench to hear the matter soon..Representing the petitioner-girls, Senior Advocate Meenakshi Arora today made a mention of the matter before the Court. .She told the bench that there were practical exams scheduled for next month for which the Muslim students affected by the case were slated to appear. Hence, interim directions were needed in the matter so that the affected girl students may appear in the exams, she submitted.."This is the headscarf matter. The girls have practical exam from February 6, 2023 and this matter needs to be listed for interim directions. If they can appear ... The girls have to appear for the exams," Arora told the Court.."Please mention this before the registrar. We will allot a date. This is a three judge bench matter. We will do it," Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud replied to Arora. .The case concerns a ban issued by the Karnataka government on the wearing of hijab by Muslim girl students within the college campus. .The petitioner girl students have contended that after a split verdict by the Supreme Court in the matter, the affected students moved to private colleges from government colleges. However, since the exams can be held only in government colleges, directions have to be issued before they would be permitted to appear for the February exams while wearing the hijab..The ban had initially been challenged before the Karnataka High Court, which upheld the State's ban. Following this, the matter reached the Supreme Court. In October last year, a two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court passed a split verdict in the case, with Justice (retired) Hemant Gupta upholding the ban and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia opining that the ban was liable to be struck down.