Supreme Court’s marathon hearing in hijab case completed; order placed safe

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After 10 days of marathon hearing on the hijab controversy, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court’s decision. The Karnataka High Court judgment upheld the ban on wearing of hijab by Muslim girl students in educational institutions in Karnataka.

A bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia reserved the verdict in the matter on the 10th day of hearing. Notably, the Supreme Court on Wednesday told lawyer Huzefa Ahmadi, representing one of the petitioners, that they are “losing patience” in the case and asked them to present their arguments within an hour on Thursday when the matter comes up for hearing. will start again.

AIMIM spokesperson Waris Pathan, while talking to Republic TV after the apex court concluded the hijab row hearings after 10 days of fierce debate, said, “The matter is sub-judice and the Supreme Court will certainly look into the matter given by the petitioner and the lawyers.” Will take submissions.”

Speaking on the argument of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Pathan said, “We live in a country where we follow all religions, secularism is our motto. We do not raise any objection to our Sikh brothers who wear turbans and Hindu sisters who wear bindi. I don’t understand why Muslim girls are being targeted to wear hijab as they please. It’s freedom of choice and freedom of religion.”

Islamic scholar Dr. Zeenat Shaukat Ali told Republic TV, “Wearing hijab is not a necessary practice in Islam, it is a cultural practice and a tradition that has been going on for many centuries now. We have to take the Supreme Court’s decision as both sides. I have mentioned my strong points during the hearing.”

She said, “Personally, I am in favor that school uniforms should not have any religious symbolism and students should have quality. However, outside of school, if a woman wants to wear a hijab, they should definitely can do that.”

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