Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Karnataka Hijab Row: ‘Maintain peace, says Karnataka High Court as issue heats up

The hijab debate in Karnataka is becoming more heated by the day, with protests taking place in schools across the state, as well as in other areas of the country.

The hijab debate in Karnataka is becoming more heated by the day, with protests taking place in schools across the state, as well as in other areas of the country.

It’s worth noting that the incident started last month at the Government Females PU College in Karnataka’s Udupi district, when six students claimed they were excluded from classes for wearing headscarves, prompting numerous Muslim girls to follow suit. The protests then expanded to other colleges in Udupi, as well as neighbouring cities like Mandya and Shivamogga.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on the Karnataka High Court today, where the petition will be heard at 2:30 p.m. by a single bench led by Justice Krishna S Dixit.

Also Read: Tripura CM launches Mission Indradhanush 4.0 to boost immunisation

As the hijab row erupted in parts of the state yesterday, Justice Krishna S Dixit urged students and the public to keep the peace while deferring the judgment until today.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai had earlier stated that schools and colleges in the state will be closed from today since the state government has declared a three-day holiday for institutes due to the hijab dilemma. This three-day holiday, which runs from February 9 to 11, applies to all government, aided, and unaided degree, diploma, and engineering institutes.

Meanwhile, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai reacted to the hijab-saffron shawl dispute in Karnataka on Twitter on February 9. ‘Refusing to allow girls to go to school in their hijabs is horrible,’ said the girls’ education activist.

First Published: 9th February, 2022 14:53 IST



Uttar Pradesh: 5 including children dead in Durga Puja pandal fire 

In a tragic incident, five people died in a pandal fire that broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi on Sunday, officials said on Monday. As per reports, three boys (all under the age of 12) and two women are among the five people who died. The deceased have been identified as Ankush Soni (12), Naveen […]

03rd October 2022
All women entitled to safe, legal abortion: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today held that all women, irrespective of their marital status, are entitled to safe and legal abortion.

29th September 2022
Vatsal Nahata lands job at World Bank after 600 Emails, 80 Calls: Know his success story

Getting his dream job was not easy for Vatsal. In 2 months, he sent over 1500 connection requests on LinkedIn, wrote 600 emails, and got on 80 calls.

29th September 2022
2nd massive nationwide crackdown on people linked with PFI

In the national capital, Delhi Police's Special Cell carried out the searches in multiple locations, including Nizamuddin and Shaheen Bagh

27th September 2022
PM Modi lauds Assam’s efforts in translating Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille

PM Narendra Modi today hailed Assam’s efforts in translating the oldest Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille for the differently-abled. Addressing the nation during the 93rd edition of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi appreciated Chairman of ‘Sadin-Pratidin’ group of publications, Jayanta Baruah and his team for their concerted efforts leading to the […]

25th September 2022