Hijab verdict: K’taka CM warns action

Bengaluru, March 15 : Following Karnataka High Court’s verdict on hijab, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday asked students to attend classes and warned anybody who henceforth tried to disturb peace while the state implemented the order. The high court dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking direction to certain colleges to allow Muslim girl students to wear hijab in classrooms during teaching hours by ruling that hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam. It also upheld prescribing of dress code. “The Government Order has been upheld by the Karnataka High Court. It also observed that hijab is not an essential religious part of Islam. “Everyone has to follow the high court order. I also appeal to people to maintain peace while implementing the order. I also appeal to all religious heads, parents and students to maintain peace,” he told reporters here. The government has made necessary arrangements to maintain law and order, he added. The government on Monday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in several parts of the state, including Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga and Hassan. Replying to a query on students boycotting exams, Bommai requested them not to skip exams and build their future. Education Minister BC Nagesh said the government will address the lacune in the Karnataka Education Act. “ form helps to bring everyone to the national mainstream,” he said. Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant also imposed prohibitory orders banning gatherings, agitations, protests or celebrations of any type in any public place in the city from March 15 to March 21. BDN ING

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