State Cabinet to discuss hijab controversy
Karnataka High Court will resume the hearing of the petitions filed by Muslim students today afternoon. On Tuesday, Petitioner's advocate submitted that wearing of hijab is essential right in the Islamic law. Any infringement of this right violets the fundamental rights of the students, petitioner's advocate argued.
Bengaluru: Midst of Hijab vs saffron row which witnessed widespread violence across the state, the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has called the cabinet meeting, likely to be discussed law and order situation in the state.
Since the matter has been seized in the Karnataka High Court, the government eagerly waiting for the order of the court. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomma said that the government is waiting for the order of the high court. However, he categorically said that students must adhere to the uniform rules in colleges.
Both government and petitioners need urged intervention of the High Court. Since final exams are scheduled in March before that portion has to be completed. But unrest prevails in the few colleges in Udupi and Kundapura.
Before the Cabinet meeting, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra met the Chief Minister explained to him about the law and order situation in the state. On Tuesday violence has erupted in Harihara, Mandya. Few miscreants have damaged the public properties. In Shivamogga, the National flag has been replaced with a saffron flag. But the police did not make any arrest in this regard. Meanwhile, the High Court will resume the hearing today afternoon.