Hijab violence: Karnataka Govt declares 3-day holiday, CM Bommai appeals students to maintain peace

The Karnataka High Court has adjourned the hearing of a batch of writ petitions seeking to wear hijabs in colleges tomorrow.

Hijab violence: Karnataka Govt declares 3-day holiday, CM Bommai appeals students to maintain peace
Hijab violence: Karnataka Govt declares 3-day holiday

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Government has announced 3-day holidays for high school, PU and degree colleges across the state following widespread violence over the Hijab controversy on Tuesday.

While commenting on 'hijab row', Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, "We're awaiting directions from Karnataka HC. I appeal to students to maintain peace and harmony. I've directed school administration to see there're no clashes between students. Appeal to all concerned persons from outside not to make provocative statements."    

CM Bommai also directed concerned authorities to maintain law and order. He further added, "As I speak proceedings in the court are underway. I appeal to each and everyone not to provoke at this time. Congress is just putting false allegations on us. We will abide by the law."

Asked about the violence on the premises of educational institutions, BC Nagesh, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister, said, "SDPI-backed Campus Front of India is behind it [hijab controversy ]. Complete details will be known after investigation. Law and order must be maintained in the state." 

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Ealier, KPCC President DK Shivakumar had urged the state government to close institutions affected by the Hijab controversy for a week. 

He said in a tweet,  "The situation in some Karnataka educational institutions has gone so out of hand that in one case the National flag was replaced by a saffron flag. I think the affected institutions should be closed for a week to restore law and order. Teaching can continue online."

Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court has adjourned the hearing of a batch of writ petitions seeking to wear hijabs in colleges tomorrow. Meanwhile, the court has requested the students' community and the public to maintain peace and tranquillity.