What Supreme Court said on Hijab ban issue 

Published By Aman Gupta | 14 Oct, 2022

The Supreme Court on 13 October gave a split verdict on on a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court's judgement

 Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia had divergent opinions and referred the matter to CJI for constitution of an appropriate bench

Justice Gupta ruled against lifting the hijab ban and favoured quashing all appeal against Karnataka High Court judgement

Justice Dhulia focused on focused on education of girl child while saying wearing hijab is ultimately matter of choice 

Earlier on March 15, Karnataka HC had dismissed the petitions filed by a section of Muslim students in Karnataka's Udupi seeking permission to wear the hijab inside classrooms

Karnataka HC had then ruled that Hijab is not a part of the essential religious practice in Islamic faith
Various petitioners approached the apex court challenging the Karnataka HC order

Petitioners had argued before the court that preventing Muslim girls from wearing the hijab to the classroom will put their education in jeopardy