Hijab Row: A group of girl students from Karnataka has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to appear in the examination wearing the hijab. On behalf of the girl students, the lawyer placed their demand before the Supreme Court and demanded an immediate hearing. On the demand of the girl students, Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud assured that he will look into the matter and constitute a bench. Let us tell you that the pre-university examination in Karnataka is expected to start from March 9.
Advocate Shadan Farast sought urgent listing of the matter before the CJI saying that the examinations are scheduled to begin from March 9 and the year of the girls would be ruined if they were not allowed to appear for the examination.
Lawyer mentioned before Supreme Court an application by Muslim girl students seeking to allow them to appear in examinations in colleges in Karnataka wearing Hijab. Lawyers apprise SC that exams are beginning on March 9. CJI DY Chandrachud says he will take a call on this. pic.twitter.com/LILmkwJ6uL
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CJI asked- Who is stopping from giving the exam?
On the appeal of the lawyer, the CJI asked who is stopping the girl students from taking the exam? So the advocate said that girls are not allowed to appear in the exam with headscarf tied and girls are not ready to appear without it. We want only limited relief for them.
Let us tell you that after the Karnataka government banned the wearing of hijab in government pre-university colleges, many Muslim girl students had to go to private colleges. However, the exams are conducted in government colleges, where hijab is banned. In view of this, the petitioners have sought interim relief.