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Karnataka hijab row: Banning hijab tantamount to banning Quran, petitioners tell HC; hearing resumes tomorrow
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Karnataka hijab row: Banning hijab tantamount to banning Quran, petitioners tell HC; hearing resumes tomorrow

Senior advocate AM Dar submitted that the Government Order (GO) banning the hijabs was unconstitutional and cryptic in nature

K'taka hijab row: Being discriminated on basis of religion, petitioners tell HC; hearing to resume tomorrow
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K'taka hijab row: Being discriminated on basis of religion, petitioners tell HC; hearing to resume tomorrow

Concluding his submission, senior advocate Ravivarma Kumar said that a judicial note is to be taken that Muslim girls are least represented in classrooms, if they are shut out on this pretext it will be very draconian

Hijab ban row: Interim order 'suspends fundamental rights', petitioners tell HC; hearing to resume tomorrow
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Hijab ban row: Interim order 'suspends fundamental rights', petitioners tell HC; hearing to resume tomorrow

A group of petitioners urged the high court to allow "voluntary expression". After much wrangling, the hearing was deferred till tomorrow

Karnataka hijab row: Wearing headscarf essential practice, petitioners tell HC; hearing to resume tomorrow
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Karnataka hijab row: Wearing headscarf essential practice, petitioners tell HC; hearing to resume tomorrow

The petitioners have asked the state to allow Muslim women to attend classes wearing hijabs while the government argued that it was not clear if the hijab is necessary in Islam

Hijab Row: Hijab wearing woman will one day be PM of India, says Asaduddin Owaisi
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Hijab Row: Hijab wearing woman will one day be PM of India, says Asaduddin Owaisi

The comments were made in a 43-second video, which comes amidst the raging hijab row and after the AIMIM chief came out in support of Muskan who was seen being heckled in Mandya district of Karnataka in a now-viral video

Basavaraj Bommai expresses confidence about peace and normalcy ahead of high schools reopening tomorrow
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Basavaraj Bommai expresses confidence about peace and normalcy ahead of high schools reopening tomorrow

Meanwhile, the Udupi district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in areas around all high schools in the district from Monday till 19 February

Udupi controversy and the dilemma of liberalism: When hijab is good but ghoonghat a social malaise
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Udupi controversy and the dilemma of liberalism: When hijab is good but ghoonghat a social malaise

While defending the right of Muslim girls to wear hijab in school, what has been ignored is the conditioning which leads to the making of choice

Hijab row: Karnataka HC asks students not to wear anything religious till final order; hearing adjourned till 14 Feb
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Hijab row: Karnataka HC asks students not to wear anything religious till final order; hearing adjourned till 14 Feb

The high court said that it will pass an order directing the reopening of colleges and asked students not to insist on wearing religious things till the disposal of the matter

Hijab row: Three-judge bench of Karnataka HC to hear petition today; Basavaraj Bommai urges everyone to maintain peace
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Hijab row: Three-judge bench of Karnataka HC to hear petition today; Basavaraj Bommai urges everyone to maintain peace

The hijab controversy started in December-end last year when a few students were stopped from entering class at the government pre-university college in Udupi wearing hijab

How Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, famous for anti-CAA protest, is backing Karnataka’s hijab stir
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How Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, famous for anti-CAA protest, is backing Karnataka’s hijab stir

Shaheen Bagh earned popularity in 2019-2020 when thousands of people from all walks of life had collected for over 100 days to protest against the Centre's Citizenship Amendment Act

History will not be kind to ‘liberals’ cheerleading for hijab and burqa
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History will not be kind to ‘liberals’ cheerleading for hijab and burqa

The hijab, under so much weight of fear and conditioning, can never be a choice. And history will remember the role that ‘liberals’ are playing in making it look like one

The hijab controversy: Why individual rights can’t claim primacy over collective conscience and institutional rights
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The hijab controversy: Why individual rights can’t claim primacy over collective conscience and institutional rights

Though the right to choose an attire, particularly when such choice of attire is based on religious affiliations and sentiments, is important, such a right cannot be extended to wearing such attire of choice even in the educational institutions.

Govt Pre University College For Girls: The Udupi institution where the hijab row began
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Govt Pre University College For Girls: The Udupi institution where the hijab row began

The school, established in 1985, has never seen its pass percentage fall below 95 per cent. There is no shortage of faculty

From Udupi in Karnataka to Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry: Timeline of how hijab row snowballed
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From Udupi in Karnataka to Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry: Timeline of how hijab row snowballed

The controversy began on 1 January when a group of students alleged that they were denied entry into their classroom. Since then, the issue has snowballed with the Karnataka High Court now hearing the petition against the ban on the face coverings

Karnataka hijab row: Malala Yousafzai weighs in on controversy, calls it horrifying
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Karnataka hijab row: Malala Yousafzai weighs in on controversy, calls it horrifying

The controversy in Karnataka erupted in December last year when six Muslim girls at state-run Udupi Women's Pre-University college were allegedly not allowed to enter the classroom wearing the hijab

Karnataka hijab row: CM orders closure of high schools and colleges for 3 days; HC to resume hearing tomorrow
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Karnataka hijab row: CM orders closure of high schools and colleges for 3 days; HC to resume hearing tomorrow

In two towns, Harihara and Davengere, large gatherings were banned after hijab-wearing protesters and those wearing saffron shawls threw stones at each other. The police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Davengere

Justice KL Manjunath passes away: What you need to know about controversial ex-Karnataka HC judge
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Justice KL Manjunath passes away: What you need to know about controversial ex-Karnataka HC judge

During his retirement in 2015, Justice Manjunath claimed that he had disposed of more than 68,000 cases in his 14-odd years as judge

Activist-poet Varavara Rao issued non-bailable warrant by Karnataka court
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Activist-poet Varavara Rao issued non-bailable warrant by Karnataka court

Rao's lawyer said he would move the Karnataka High Court on Monday challenging the NBW issued by the sessions court at the taluk headquarters town of Madhugiri

In Justice BV Nagarathna, India poised to have its first woman CJI in six years from now
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In Justice BV Nagarathna, India poised to have its first woman CJI in six years from now

Currently a Karnataka High Court judge, once elevated, she will become the second CJI from her family.

Karnataka HC quashes UP police notice to Twitter India MD, says it was issued by 'malafide'
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Karnataka HC quashes UP police notice to Twitter India MD, says it was issued by 'malafide'

UP Police had sent a notice to Twitter India MD seeking his personal appearance as part of its probe into a communally sensitive video uploaded by a user on Twitter platform.