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Karnataka: 11 years after acquittal by trial court, High Court sends man to jail for abetment of suicide
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Karnataka: 11 years after acquittal by trial court, High Court sends man to jail for abetment of suicide

Shantha aka Shanthasetty was acquitted by a fast track court in Kollegala in 2011 for offences of abetment of suicide, intentional insult, voluntarily causing hurt, outraging the modesty of a woman and wrongful restraint

Karnataka HC allows Xiaomi access to bank overdrafts to make payments, extends stay on ED seizure order
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Karnataka HC allows Xiaomi access to bank overdrafts to make payments, extends stay on ED seizure order

A single-judge bench of Justice S Sunil Dutt Yadav issued the order after Xiaomi India approached the court on Thursday for clarification of its order given on 5 May

Everyone should comply with Karnataka HC's order on loudspeaker usage, says senior Congress leader
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Everyone should comply with Karnataka HC's order on loudspeaker usage, says senior Congress leader

Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Central and the state governments should 'keep things under control' and 'take everyone along'

Hijab row: All India Muslim Personal Law Board moves Supreme Court against Karnataka HC's verdict
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Hijab row: All India Muslim Personal Law Board moves Supreme Court against Karnataka HC's verdict

Karnataka High Court had passed the judgment on 15 March that wearing of hijab is not a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith and thus, it is not protected under the Article 25 of the Constitution.

Karnataka govt releases circular asking students to attend SSLC exams wearing uniform
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Karnataka govt releases circular asking students to attend SSLC exams wearing uniform

A total of 8.73 lakh students will appear for the SSLC examination starting from 28 March in as many as 3,444 exam centres across Karnataka

Court calls out archaic marital rape laws, now it’s time for lawmakers to hear the voices of silence
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Court calls out archaic marital rape laws, now it’s time for lawmakers to hear the voices of silence

While there is no denying that exception of marital rape is a colonial wrongdoing, reflection is needed to understand what is taking us so long to undo this in our independent nation

Hijab ban in classrooms: SC refuses urgent hearing on pleas against Karnataka HC verdict
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Hijab ban in classrooms: SC refuses urgent hearing on pleas against Karnataka HC verdict

The high court had dismissed the petitions filed by a section of Muslim students from the Government Pre-University Girls College in Udupi, seeking permission to wear hijab inside the classroom.

Rape is rape, be it by man or husband: Karnataka High Court on marital rape
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Rape is rape, be it by man or husband: Karnataka High Court on marital rape

In a landmark judgement, the Karnataka High Court said that marriage is not a licence for "unleashing a brutal beast"

Hijab controversy: A concerted and deliberate campaign to shift goalposts, paradigms and terms of reference
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Hijab controversy: A concerted and deliberate campaign to shift goalposts, paradigms and terms of reference

The controversy is deliberate because almost everyone involved seems to know the core of the issue, but in order to keep it burning for reasons ranging from electoral gains to newspaper sales, have decided to muddy the waters

Hijab row: College panelist brands petitioner-Muslim girls as anti-nationals
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Hijab row: College panelist brands petitioner-Muslim girls as anti-nationals

Karnataka High Court dismissed the petition filed by the girls seeking permission to wear hijab (scarf) along with their uniform on campus

From hijab ban to Ram Mandir: When the Supreme Court was drawn into religious debates
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From hijab ban to Ram Mandir: When the Supreme Court was drawn into religious debates

The hijab row has moved from classrooms to the top court. The Karnataka High Court's decision to uphold the ban on the headscarf has been challenged in the Supreme Court

Karnataka High Court upholds hijab ban, says it is not essential religious practice of Islam
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Karnataka High Court upholds hijab ban, says it is not essential religious practice of Islam

The high court said that wearing Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and that no compelling case was made out for invalidating the government order.

Hijab row exposes double-standards for Left, ‘liberal’ intellectuals and what they can learn from Ambedkar
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Hijab row exposes double-standards for Left, ‘liberal’ intellectuals and what they can learn from Ambedkar

It is astonishing that the so-called intellectuals, progressivist and feminist writers, and human rights and social revolutionaries are completely silent on burqa and hijab

Head-on | Beyond the hijab: Modernising the Muslim mind
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Head-on | Beyond the hijab: Modernising the Muslim mind

The hijab is an instrument in the hands of one-eyed clerics who want to keep their flock blind. India must stand together to defeat them and their supporters who have weaponised the hijab

Limits of protests: Why civil disobedience can’t be one-stop solution to problems in democracy
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Limits of protests: Why civil disobedience can’t be one-stop solution to problems in democracy

From hijab row to farmers’ agitation, it’s now obvious that protests can themselves become a problem if they become a daily occurrence

South Delhi Municipal Corporation disallows religious attire in its schools
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South Delhi Municipal Corporation disallows religious attire in its schools

The SDMC runs primary schools up to class 5 and around 2.5 lakh students study in about 568 SDMC primary schools

Hijab row: Schools and college students to wear prescribed uniform till case disposed of, says Karnataka HC
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Hijab row: Schools and college students to wear prescribed uniform till case disposed of, says Karnataka HC

The court also made it clear that the interim order related to hijab was confined to students only, when a lawyer appearing on behalf of petitioners from Udupi pointed out that the teachers were also asked to remove their headscarf

Hijab not essential religious practice of Islam, Karnataka government reiterates to HC
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Hijab not essential religious practice of Islam, Karnataka government reiterates to HC

The advocate general said only essential religious practice gets protection under Article 25, which guarantees citizens to practice the faith of their choice

How hijab row is a major litmus test whose outcome may decide the sturdiness of Indian Constitution
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How hijab row is a major litmus test whose outcome may decide the sturdiness of Indian Constitution

The ongoing hijab controversy is a contemporary variant of the phenomenon of forcing the hand of the Indian state to surrender to theology using bullying tactics via street power

Hijab not essential practice of Islam, AG tells Karnataka HC; hearing to continue on Monday
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Hijab not essential practice of Islam, AG tells Karnataka HC; hearing to continue on Monday

Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi, while arguing on behalf of Karnataka government, said that the practice of wearing hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and preventing its use did not violate Article 25 of the Indian Constitution