Karnataka Hijab Row: Know more about SC advocate Devadatt Kamat
Kamat was Karnataka’s Additional Advocate General, who represented the state in the Supreme Court. He resigned as AAG in 2019.
Bengaluru: Senior advocate of Supreme Court Devadatt Kamat is defending the Muslim petitioners in Karnataka High Court.
In an article to India Ahead, the advocate defended wearing of hijab, banning of hijab is an affront to their Constitutional rights.
He writes: "From a pure legal perspective, any such ban on wearing hijab raises serious questions on the constitutional validity of such a move. The prohibition of the attire of a particular religion by the State appears to be in the teeth of fundamental freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution and the principle of secularism which is the basic feature of our constitutional scheme."
Helping poor is a Sin says the King.— Devadatt (@Devadattkamat) February 7, 2022
Then Oh Lord!
Make me such a Sinner!
Recently, Devadatt Kamat of Karwar, Uttara Kannada district, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Congress party's legal coordination committee in the Uttar Pradesh elections.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary K.C. Venugopal, in his letter to Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President, Ajay Kumar Lalluji informed him about the forming of a Legal Coordination Committee. The purpose of the committee is to coordinate with the Election Commission of India and other forums in view of the upcoming Assembly elections.
Also, Kamat was Karnataka’s Additional Advocate General, who represented the state in the Supreme Court. He resigned as AAG in 2019 due to personal reasons.
In May 2018, Kamat played a key role in pursuing the petition filed by H D Kumaraswamy and Congress leader G Parameshwara in the top court, which led to midnight hearing and finally, installation of JDS-Congress government.
In 2018, Kamat was one of the 37 lawyers designated as Senior Lawyers by the Supreme Court.