A controversy over the hijab or headscarf worn by Muslim girls has escalated in coastal Karnataka

Six female students belonging to the Government PU College for Girls in Udupi were not allowed to attend classes wearing hijab.

How did it start?

The students protested on December 31, 2021, claiming the college was not allowing them to attend classes for the past 15 days.

The students filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court, and also approached the National Human Rights Commission.

Such cases have been reported in several colleges in Udupi district in coastal Karnataka.

The Karnataka Government issued an order stating that students have to comply with the uniform prescribed by College Development Committees.

Today,Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai ordered closure of all high schools and colleges in Karnataka for the next three days

Pointing out that the Karnataka High Court is looking into the issue, he appealed to all those concerned, especially students, to patiently wait for the court’s verdict.