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Karnataka schools and colleges shut for 3 days as row over Hijab escalates

This court requests the student community and the public at large to maintain peace and tranquility.

Karnataka schools and colleges shut for 3 days as row over Hijab escalates
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Justice Krishna S Dixit, who is hearing the petitions, said, "Further hearing of the matter is pending. This court requests the student community and the public at large to maintain peace and tranquility.

This court has full faith in the wisdom and virtue of public at large and it hopes that the same would be put to practice. I will continue (the hearing) tomorrow. All can argue.

But make sure that the arguments do not go on till the end of the academic year. Everyone on record will be permitted, subject to no duplication." The hearing to continue at 2.30 pm on Wednesday.

The issue that initially began in January at a Government PU College in Udupi where six students who attended classes wearing headscarves in violation of the stipulated dress code were sent out, has spread to a few other colleges in the city and in nearby Kundapur and Byndoor.

Amid the ongoing controversy over wearing hijab to college, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday has asked all concerned to keep the peace and let children study.

Meanwhile, Muslim students of the college questioned if the right to education under 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' is not for them. Claiming that they have been wearing the hijab from the beginning of their college years, a student said,

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