Hijab Ban In Karnataka Stays,  High Court :  'Not Essential Religious Practice'

The hijab is not an essential religious practice, the Karnataka High Court said today as it backed the ban on hijab in classrooms.

The Karnataka High Court had temporarily banned religious clothes, including Hijab and saffron scarves, due to the controversy netween different sections of students. Source: NDTV

The petitioners, including a dozen Muslim students, had told the court that wearing the hijab is a fundamental right guaranteed under India's constitution and an essential practice.

The High Court had earlier clarified that the temporary ban applied only to students and not teachers.

The state's ruling BJP has denied accusations of targeting Muslim students with the hijab ban in government colleges.