Friday, 31 March, 2023
TopicKarnataka Hijab Controversy

Topic: Karnataka Hijab Controversy

As India gears up for Deepavali, Hindu Right press warns against ‘flare of wokism’

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

How a case of Jehovah’s Witnesses refusing to sing national anthem guided judge’s hijab opinion

Three Kerala schoolkids who followed Jehovah’s Witnesses, a religious sect, were expelled for not singing national anthem. Suspensions were unconstitutional, the Supreme Court had held

‘Hijab is a fundamental right’: Urdu press praises Justice Dhulia’s opinion in split judgment

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Triple talaq to hijab—How Hindutva reversed gains made by Muslim women’s movements

By communalising and politicising the hijab issue, Hindu groups have helped strengthen patriarchy within the Muslim community.

Unlike Karnataka hijab row, Iran’s goes beyond Islam. The regime is under attack

The protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini have morphed into anti-government demonstrations with calls to end the Islamic Republic and remove Ali Khamenei from power.

Karnataka hijab ban will force Muslim girls to go back to madrasas, petitioner tells SC

Senior advocate tells SC that ban has led to Muslim girls dropping out of school. Bench says matter of dropout rate among Muslim girl students should've been placed before Karnataka HC.

Karnataka HC ‘misread’ Quran translation to hold hijab not essential, petitioner tells SC

Petitioner compared the Islamic hijab to turban in Sikhism to say they are both essential. 'The practices can't be compared,' said SC hearing plea against hijab ban.

Will ‘right to dress’ include ‘right to undress’, asks SC hearing plea against Karnataka hijab ban

SC said lawyer was stretching his argument on ‘right to dress’ as fundamental to ‘illogical ends’. Lawyer argued forcing choice between identity & education was no choice at all.

Does prescribing uniform violate student’s right to education, SC asks during hijab row hearing

Arguments veered around whether there was a religious aspect to 'chunni' or 'dupatta'. Karnataka claims its dress code order was issued only after feedback from various colleges.

Religion is a smokescreen used by political parties. Growth, not division should be the agenda

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