Supreme Court Hijab Ban: A total of 24 petitions were taken up for hearing in the Supreme Court today. In all, the decision of the Karnataka High Court, which came on March 15, has been challenged.
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Karnataka government regarding the ban on hijab in educational institutions. Today, the Supreme Court has also reprimanded the petitioners on the request to postpone the hearing. The court said, earlier you were demanding an early hearing. Now seeking to postpone the hearing. We will not allow the petitioners to choose the bench of their choice in this manner.
Karnataka HC’s decision challenged in SC
The petitioners had moved the Supreme Court against the decision of the Karnataka High Court. On March 15, the Karnataka High Court had ruled that wearing hijab for women is not a mandatory part of Islam and that the state’s order to observe uniform in schools and colleges is correct. Apart from this, some petitioners had directly approached the Supreme Court stating the right of Muslim girls to wear hijab.
Court reprimanded the petitioners
During the hearing today, counsel appearing for some of the petitioners urged for adjournment of the hearing of the matter. A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia said that earlier the petitioners were seeking early hearing and now adjournment is being sought. We cannot allow this kind of forum shopping (choosing the bench of your choice).
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Court issued notice
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared on behalf of the government during the hearing. He also questioned the request to postpone the hearing. SG Mehta said that before this at least 6 times the petitioners have requested to postpone the hearing. On this, the counsel for the petitioner said that the examinations were about to take place at that time. Therefore, the petitioners wanted an early hearing.
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During the hearing, the lawyer also said that the petitioners in this case are from different parts of the country. Some are also from Karnataka. On this, the Supreme Court said that one can come to Delhi from Karnataka in just two and a half hours. However, SG Tushar Mehta urged the court to issue notice in this matter so that the matter can be disposed of soon. On this, the Supreme Court issued a notice. The next hearing will be held on Monday 5 September.
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