The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition seeking for the implementation of a uniform dress code in educational institutions across the country [Nikhil Upadhyay v Union of India].A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia, however, at the very outset refused to hear the case. "This case should not come to the court. We cannot have a uniform school uniform across the country", Justice Gupta said. .Senior Advocate and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia appeared and attempted to inform the court that what was being sought was uniformity, not simply one uniform.He sought uniformity in the dress code for teachers, students and staff in educational institutions across the country while citing the right to education and the need for discipline in institutions..On the courts disinclination to hear the case, the counsel volunteered to withdraw the PIL. This request was accepted by the bench. .The same bench is currently seized of a batch of appeals challenging a Karnataka High Court verdict that effectively upheld the ban on wearing hijab in government schools and colleges.The petitioners - Muslim girl students from various colleges in Karnataka - had approached the High Court after they were denied permission to attend classes on account of wearing hijab.This case will be heard next on 19 September, 2022.