Three-judge bench of HC to hear Hijab petitions today

Three-judge bench of HC to hear Hijab petitions today

Bengaluru: The three-judge bench of the Karnataka high court will resume the hearing of the batch of petitions seeking wearing of hijab in the colleges.

A bench comprising chief justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna B. Dixit and Justice Sushree Khazi Jayabunnisa will hear the petitions today afternoon in court hall one.

On Wednesday Justice Krshna Dixit has referred the matter to a larger bench considering the constitutional issues involves in the petitions.

"I feel this matter requires consideration of larger bench. The wisdom emanating from neighbouring High Court judgments needs to be treated," Justice Krishna Dixit observed while referring the matter to a larger bench.

"Having regard to the enormity of questions of importance which are debated, the court is of the considered opinion that the papers be put at the hand of CJ to decide if a larger bench can be constituted in the subject matter," Justice Krishna Dixit mentioned in the order..

"The wisdom emanating from neighbouring HC judgments needs to be treated. If you feel and all agree I can do this befoer referring the petitions for a larger bench, " Justice Dixit observed.

Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Devadatta Kamat representing the petitioners requested the court to grant an interim order allowing the students to attend the classes. But single judge refused to pass an interim order.