Carol Merriaa Thomson ,
Case Comment on Resham and Anr v. The State of Karnataka,
5 (3) IJLMH Page 1589 - 1591 (2022), DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113216
The controversy regarding the hijab ban came to light when a group of students was barred from college for wearing hijab. The state government was already passed an order in which uniform is mandatory for all students. The Karnataka high court upheld the order of the state government and banned any form of religious wear. The petition to the high court was filed under articles 14,19 and 25 of the Indian constitution. The petitioners argued on the moral ground and argued the government has no authority to prescribe the uniform. Respondent contended that any clothes that represent the religion should not be allowed in the compound.
The right to religion is not absolute and the ban on the hijab hasn’t violated any rights of Muslim women. the hijab row has made the shutting down of educational institutions and issues in maintaining public order.
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