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‘Ban on hijab’ in college is right, Bombay High Court rejects students’ plea

Nita Yadav

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The Bombay High Court has rejected a petition seeking permission to wear burqa and hijab in a college in Mumbai. The High Court has refused to intervene in the decision to ban the hijab on college campuses. Also the decision of the college to ban ‘hijab’ has been justified. After this decision of the court, the dress code will be implemented in the state schools and colleges as per rules. This means that now school children will not be able to enter school-college premises wearing hijab or veil.

In fact, the Acharya-Maratha College in Chembur, Maharashtra, implemented a hijab ban as a dress code. The hijab ban was challenged by nine college students and a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court. The petition claims that banning the hijab is a violation of religious freedom.

The allegations made in the petition filed by the college in the High Court were vehemently denied. The management said that the college had no intention to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments, but the same rules would apply to all students of the college.

The students who filed the petition say that banning hijab, burkha, cap, badge, stole in the college is against their fundamental rights, right to privacy and choice. He says that this action of the college is arbitrary and against the law. In this case, the college administration claims that the decision to ban the hijab on the college campus is not against anyone’s religious sentiments, but a disciplinary action for a uniform dress code in the college for students of all religions and castes.

Earlier, Altaf Khan, counsel for the petitioner students, presented Quranic verses before the High Court and said that wearing hijab is an essential part of Islam.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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