July 6, 2022

New Delhi: Ladies and civil rights teams have appealed to the Ideally suited Court docket to stick the Karnataka Prime Court docket order on hijab, announcing it is going to have far-reaching damaging affect at the protection, dignity and training of Muslim ladies.

Additionally they requested faculty building committees in Karnataka to permit women and girls to put on hijab, at the side of uniform, simply as Sikh boys and males can put on turbans and Hindus threads, “bindis”, tilaks and follow vermilion.

The Karnataka Prime Court docket on Tuesday mentioned hijab isn’t a part of the crucial non secular observe in Islamic religion and upheld the ban towards the headband in tutorial establishments within the state via pushing aside pleas from Muslim ladies, looking for nod to put on hijab in study rooms.

Reacting to it, civil rights teams just like the All-India Modern Ladies’s Affiliation, Saheli Ladies’s Useful resource Centre, Nationwide Federation of Indian Ladies, Bebaak Collective and activists like Kaneez Fathima and Smita Sharma appealed to Ideally suited Court docket to stick the HC verdict.

“We, the undersigned organisations running for ladies’s rights and democratic rights, be aware that the Ideally suited Court docket is already apprised of the problem. We’re assured that the Ideally suited Court docket will give protection to hijab-wearing Muslim women and girls from discrimination and exclusion within the title of college or faculty uniforms,” they mentioned in a observation.

The Karnataka HC judgment recognises that CDCs of faculties have a proper to make selections relating to uniform.

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In Karnataka itself, many faculties have made additions to their regulations, specifying that hijab might be worn at the side of uniform, the observation mentioned.

“Likewise, we attraction to all CDCs in Karnataka to permit women and girls to put on hijab at the side of uniform, simply as Sikh boys and males can put on turbans, and Hindus can put on bindis, tilaks, threads, sindoor and so on,” it mentioned.

“We take this chance to remind the CDCs that now not a unmarried faculty in Karnataka firstly had any rule banning the carrying of hijab. In reality, one faculty rule ebook if truth be told specified that scholars may put on hijab conforming to the color of the uniform. So, it was once now not hijab carrying ladies who defied the prescribed uniform,” it mentioned.

They appealed to the Ideally suited Court docket to factor a right away keep at the Karnataka HC order, announcing this order can have a far-reaching damaging affect at the protection, dignity and proper to training of Muslim women and girls.

“We indicate that even the intervening time order of the Karnataka HC had ended in now not simplest Muslim lady scholars however even Muslim girls lecturers being prohibited from getting into faculty/faculty grounds. The order changed into a pretext for publicly humiliating Muslim women and girls via not easy that they strip off their hijabs publicly in class/faculty gates as a situation for front,” they mentioned.

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Printed on: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 07:37 AM IST

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