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Karnataka High Court Denies Interim Relief To Allow Degree College Students To Wear Headscarves

Lawstreet Journal 23 Feb 2022 3:04pm

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On February 21st, 2022, the Karnataka High Court declined to give any interim relief to two degree college students at Bhandarkar College of Arts and Science, Udupi, who requested that the college allow them to attend lessons while wearing their headscarves (hijab).

During the hearing of a petition brought by two students from the Bhandarkar College of Arts and Science in Udupi, a single judge bench led by Hon'ble Justice Krishan S.Dixit denied interim relief. The bench noted that the interim order had already been issued by the Full Bench on February 10 and that no further relief could be granted by a single bench, especially as the Full Bench's hearing was still ongoing.

The Hon’ble Bench Observed that "The interim order granted by the Full Bench on February 10 , 2022 in Writ .Petition No. 2347/2022 and connected matters serves the cause of justice, as rightly submitted by the learned Attorney General .

It added, "When important questions of law are being debated before the Full Bench on a day-to-day basis, no other interim relief can be granted to the petitioners except the one granted by the Full Bench, in the fitness of things, the petitioners arguably being the students of degree colleges."

On February 10, during the hearing, the Supreme Court observed that they would hear the hijab petition at an "appropriate time," but a three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court refused to grant any relief to Muslim girl students seeking the right to wear the… Continue Reading...

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