All colleges and schools in Karnataka might be shut for the subsequent three days amid the row over carrying hijab by college students. Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai tweeted he has ordered all excessive colleges and schools to stay shut “to maintain peace and harmony”. The Karnataka High Court is listening to petitions filed by 5 ladies from a authorities school in Udupi, questioning hijab restrictions.
The excessive courtroom, which heard the matter on Tuesday, will proceed the listening to right this moment. The courtroom additionally requested college students and the general public at giant to keep up peace. “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,” Justice Dixit Krishna Shripad mentioned.
Just earlier than the courtroom proceedings ended yesterday, the Chief Minister tweeted, “I appeal to all the students, teachers and management of schools and colleges as well as people of Karnataka to maintain peace and harmony. I have ordered closure of all high schools and colleges for the next three days. All concerned are requested to cooperate.”
I attraction to all the scholars, lecturers and administration of colleges and schools in addition to individuals of karnataka to keep up peace and concord. I’ve ordered closure of all excessive colleges and schools for subsequent three days. All involved are requested to cooperate.
— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) February 8, 2022
The hijab protests started final month on the Government Girls PU College in Udupi when six college students alleged that that they had been barred from lessons for insisting on carrying the scarf. Right-wing teams in Udupi and Chikkamagaluru objected to Muslim ladies carrying the hijab to class.
On Friday and Saturday final, a bunch of scholars marched to their school carrying saffron scarves.
The protests escalated on Tuesday after teams of protesters threw stones at one another and college students at a school put up a saffron flag.
At a school in Mandya, a Muslim woman stood her floor as a lot of saffron scarf carrying boys heckled her and shouted slogans of “Jai Shri Ram”. She shouted again at them: “Allah hu Akbar!”
College guidelines enable college students to put on the hijab in school however not throughout classes, in line with officers.
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, nevertheless, has mentioned kids ought to “neither wear the hijab nor saffron scarves” at school.