October 5, 2022
Hijab Controversy: Muslim girls want to wear hijab at the behest of PFI, Karnataka government said in SC

Hijab ControversyThe hearing in the country’s biggest court regarding the Karnataka Hijab controversy is going on for the last 6 days. After hijab supporters put forth their arguments, now the Karnataka government is presenting its side in the Supreme Court. The Karnataka government says that Muslim girls, who reached the Supreme Court demanding to wear hijab in educational institutions, are doing so at the behest of the radical organization Popular Front of India (PFI).

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Karnataka government, said that the PFI wants to disturb the communal harmony in the state by making Muslim girls pawns. In fact, when the controversy started in February this year, the name of the PFI’s student wing Campus Front of India (CFI) had cropped up. Due to the strong presence of PFI in South India, CFI is considered to have a good influence in the colleges here.

Mehta argued before the court

Presenting his case before a bench of Justices Sudhanshu Dhulia and Hemant Gupta, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that on March 29, 2013, the Government Pre-University Girls College, Udupi passed a resolution and fixed the dress. Then the hijab was not made a part of the uniform and there was no protest or disagreement about it at that time. Mehta said Muslim girl students who had demanded to wear hijab in the court had followed the uniform rules when they took admission here in 2021.

Girls affected by hate campaign of PFI

Tushar Mehta told the court that in the year 2022, PFI ran a big campaign through social media, whose purpose was to spread nuisance by hurting the religious sentiments of the people. The sudden insistence of girls to wear hijab is not a natural thing, but there is a well-planned conspiracy behind it. These children were doing what the PFI was getting them to do.

Let us tell you that on March 15, the Karnataka High Court had dismissed a petition filed by some Muslim girl students of Government Pre-University Girls College in Udupi, seeking permission to wear hijab inside the class. The court had upheld its earlier order that wearing hijab was not a part of the essential practice of Islam. Against this decision of the High Court, some girls went to the Supreme Court, where the hearing is currently going on.

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