In the ongoing hijab controversy in India, the hijab activists have applied to the Karnataka High Court for permission to wear hijab in educational institutions every Friday and during the month of Ramadan.
The application was filed on Thursday (February 17) local time. A bench of justices has agreed to hear the petition.
At the preliminary hearing of the petition, petitioner Binod Kulkarni told the High Court that Friday was a holy day for Muslims. On that day at least Muslim girls should be allowed to come to school-college wearing hijab. The month of Ramadan is coming soon. In that month also Muslim students should be allowed to come to the academy after wearing hijab.
Kulkarni said the hijab is part of the students’ uniforms. He said banning the hijab was tantamount to banning the Quran.
However, Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi replied, “You are exaggerating a little.”
Later, the High Court fixed the next date for hearing on the hijab debate next Friday (February 18).