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Karnataka hijab row updates: Congress questions BJP over SDPI-CFI link claim

The protests prompted calls for peace and calm both by the government and the High Court, which is now looking into the students’ plea for their right to their hijab.

The protests prompted calls for peace and calm both by the government and the High Court, which is now looking into the students' plea for their right to their hijab.

Karnataka hijab row updates: The hijab-row triggered protests in Karnataka spread across the state on Tuesday, with campuses witnessing ‘conflict-like’ situations marked by stone-pelting incidents, use of force by police and the Muslim girls standing their ground for wearing the headscarves, prompting calls for peace and calm both by the government and the High Court, which is now looking into the students’ plea for their right to their hijab. As the issue snowballed into a major controversy, the government declared three days holidays for educational institutions across the state, even as voices across the country came in for and against the hijab issue.

Protests erupted at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College in Udupi after a large group of students wearing saffron stoles and headgears raised slogans in the college campus as hijab clad Muslim girls were staging a protest demanding justice. In Mandya, visuals of a group of boys heckling a hijab-clad girl went viral, even as support came pouring in for her on social media.

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18:18 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka HC discussing referral of the case to larger bench

The matter is now being placed before the Chief Justice of Karnataka's HC for whether or not the matter should be referred to a larger bench…The matter has to be decided & disposed of as soon as possible as students are suffering from this issue: Advocate Abhishek on hijab row

18:10 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Women staged demonstration in Hyderabad to support Karnataka girls

Telangana: Women staged a demonstration at the Ujale Shah Eidgah, Saidabad in Hyderabad to extend their support to the girls protesting to wear hijab in Karnataka

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1491389764876247043

17:57 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Hijab Row Live: Uniform is compulsory for students to attend classes, says Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh

Since the court has not passed any order to provide interim relief to the students, the Govt notification (with regard to dress code) will continue to remain in effect. Uniform is compulsory for students to attend classes: Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh

15:44 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Madhya Pradesh not considering a ban on Hijab, says Minister Narottam Mishra

There is no controversy over (the wearing of) hijab in Madhya Pradesh. No proposal is under consideration of the state government regarding hijab ban. So, there should be no confusion in this regard: Home Minister Narottam Mishra

15:37 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka hijab row live updates: Case referred to larger bench

Karnataka hijab row live updates: Case referred to larger bench. Single Bench of Karnataka High Court has referred the Hijab Ban issue to larger bench. Single Bench also refused to pass interim orders permitting girls to attend colleges wearing Hijab and said that interim relief is to be considered by the larger bench.

15:13 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Hijab row live: Prescribed uniform in schools/colleges should be followed, says Aditya Thackeray

Where there is a prescribed uniform in schools/colleges, it should be followed. Only education should be the focus at centers of education. Religious or political issues should not be brought to schools/colleges: Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Karnataka hijab row

14:38 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Court said Hijab not needed in educational institutions, claims BJP leader

Bombay High Court in 2003, Madras High Court in 2007, Kerala High Court in 2018, All have said that Hijab is not needed in educational institutions: BJP leader.

https://twitter.com/CharuPragya/status/1491336986267123713

14:00 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Woman’s right to wear whatever she wants, says Priyanka Gandhi on Hijab row

It's a woman's right to wear whatever she wants, be it bikini, hijab, saree, jeans or 'ghoonghat'. No one has the right to tell a woman what to wear. There shouldn't be any politics on this: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in Lucknow

13:45 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka hijab row live updates: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi targets Congress as Pak jumps into hijab controversy

Karnataka hijab row live updates: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi targets Congress as Pak jumps into hijab controversy

https://twitter.com/naqvimukhtar/status/1491311397019729921

13:20 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka hijab row live updates: No one can take law and order into their hands, says state minister Nagesh

Karnataka hijab row live updates: No one can take law and order into their hands. Govt will not spare any miscreant, says BC Nagesh, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister on hijab controversy

13:17 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka hijab row live updates: CPM MP writes to Dhamendra Pradhan seeking urgent intervention

“Students wearing hijab along with uniform for so many yrs. In some educational institutes colour of headscarf prescribed.. Deliberately manufactured to cause division & arouse communal sentiments: CPM MP Elamaram Kareem writes to Education Minister Dharmendra Padhan for urgent intervention

12:42 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Government should resolve Hijab controversy, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Government should resolve Hijab controversy, Opposition parties should not use it for political gains: Mallikarjun Kharge

12:18 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka hijab row live updates: Young students have been reduced to shouting their religious slogans, says Shiv Sena MP

Karnataka hijab row live updates: Young students have been reduced to shouting their religious slogans. Whether it is Jai Shri Ram or Allahu Akbar, do stop, pause and think what a student life is reduced to. Don’t celebrate either, there is nothing brave in becoming defenders of religious identities. Saddening.

https://twitter.com/priyankac19/status/1491263602481037312

10:31 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
Karnataka state cabinet meeting called today

A meeting of the Karnataka state cabinet to be held at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru today at 11 am.

08:36 (IST) 9 Feb 2022
All eyes on high court hearing today

The Karnataka High Court will on Wednesday resume the hearing of petitions, filed by students of the Government Pre-University College for Girls, Udupi, challenging Hijab ban inside classrooms.

The row has also taken a political colour, as the ruling has BJP stood strongly in support of uniform related rules being enforced by educational institutions, calling the headscarf, a religious symbol, while the opposition Congress has come out in support of Muslim girls.