Hijab row: Colleges follow High Court's interim order

Hijab row: Colleges follow High Court's interim order
Hijab row: Colleges follow High Court's interim order (Representative image)

Bengaluru: Students wearing hijab in Chikmagalur, Tumakuru, Kolar Hubli cities walked out of the colleges after they were not allowed to enter the campus on Wednesday. The hearing in the hijab row is undergoing in the Karnataka High Court. 

According to reports, Students walk out of the Malnad education society in Chikmagalur protesting against the management for not allowing Hijab. 

Separately, pre-university students protest after they were stopped from entering the campus for refusing to remove their hijabs and burqas in Karnataka's Tumakuru. 

The situation was tense outside the Women's Arts and Commerce college in Hubli's JC Nagar. The students and parents protest outside the gate for not allowing the students to enter class with Hijab.

"Today we've followed the High Court's (interim) order in which it is clear that they (students) have to follow the dress code. But,  some students said they'll not come without Hijab...so we've declared a holiday",  Lingaraj Angadi, SJMV College for Women in Hubli, told news agency ANI.

One of the students said, "We came to attend classes but they (school admin) asked us to remove Burqa and Hijab on entry. We were ready to remove Burqa but will not remove Hijab, says a student". 

While adjourning the hearing of hijab matter yesterday, three-judge bench of Karnataka High Court has asked the petitioner’s advocate to file an application regarding clarification of the interim order banning of hijab in school and colleges.

Advocate mentioned that the interim order of the Court is only for colleges which have uniform. But, despite that Muslim girls are being forced to remove hijab even in colleges which do not have uniform and many students have sent out from the colleges without permitting them to write final exams, he mentioned before the bench.