The Karnataka High Court has begun hearings on the Hijab dispute. The media in Karnataka has been urged to be accountable by the Karnataka High Court. We are requesting more responsibility from the media in an appeal to the High Court. Simultaneously, senior attorney Devdutt Kamat, representing the petitioner, filed a government order prohibiting the wearing of the hijab in the Karnataka High Court. He claims that this government decree violates Article 25 and is therefore unenforceable. The case is being heard by a three-judge panel consisting of Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit, and Justice JM Khaji.
The Karnataka High Court has outlawed the wearing of the hijab, saffron gamchha, or any other religious identifying apparel in educational institutions until the decision is issued. In the interim, Karnataka has begun to open schools for students up to the tenth grade. In light of the state's hijab debate, the Karnataka government has erected section 144 surrounding schools as a precaution. Those who cause a commotion, according to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, would be dealt with harshly.
The case was considered in court on Thursday by a three-judge panel. On Wednesday, Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi convened a three-judge panel for hearings, which included himself. Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice J M Khaji joined him in hearing several petitions connected to the matter. During the hearing, the petitioner's attorney submitted various counter-arguments to the government's conclusion. Let us notify you that in the Udupi district, Section 144 has been enforced within 200 meters of educational establishments and will remain in effect until February 19.