The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of a section of Muslim students at the Government Pre-University Girls’ College, Udupi, seeking permission to wear the hijab in class, saying it was a compulsory religious practice in Islam. Not part.
A three-judge bench said the school uniform rule is a reasonable restriction and constitutionally approved, which female students cannot object to. The petitioning students termed today’s order as ‘unconstitutional’ and said their legal battle would continue. Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the decision “clearly fails to uphold the principle of freedom of religious practice and violates human rights.”
“The ruling marks another fall in the ongoing anti-Muslim propaganda because secular clothing is being used to target Muslims under this propaganda,” it said. He claims that India is losing its secular identity which is fatal for minorities. Pakistan appealed to the Indian government to ensure the protection of minorities, especially Muslims, and their right to practice their religion.