Karnataka hijab row: Muslim student barred from classroom approaches high court

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Karnataka Muslim Students

By Muslim Mirror Staff

One of the female students barred from attending classes at a college in Karnataka due to wearing hijab has approached the high court seeking a declaration that wearing a hijab is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 14 and 25 of the Constitution of India and is an essential practise of Islam.

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In a writ petition, the student said that she and other female students were denied entry into government run Pre-University (PU) College for Girls in Udupi district on 28 December 2021 and have been barred from attending the classes held in the college.

The petition is filed through Advocates Shathabish Shivanna, Arnav A Bagalwadi & Abhishek Janardhan.

The plea states that the Constitution of India guarantees the Freedom of Conscience and the right to profess, practise and propagate religion while reserving the state’s right to interfere with the religious matter only if it involves an issue relating to public order, morality and health.

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