Updated: Feb 12
In Maharashtra's Malegaon, thousands protested against the hijab ban in some schools and colleges on Thursday. ‘Jamiet Ulema e Hind’ was the organization responsible for organizing the protest, and other groups supported it as well.In Malegaon, the protesters have declared that Friday, February 11 will be 'hijab day' as they demand the ban of hijab be lifted.
The protest was held without the permission of the police.According to section 144 of the Penal Code, the police have booked four organisers of Jamiet Ulema e Hind.There has also been a notice against an AIMIM MLA for attending the protest and allegedly making a speech.
During the 2022 academic year at Udupi Women's Pre-University College, Muslim schoolgirls wearing hijabs were not allowed to enter the building because of the controversy over hijab (headscarf).Numerous incidents have taken place since then throughout Karnataka in which Muslim girls have worn hijabs to school and Hindu students have worn saffron shawls to show their protest.Last week, clashes became violent.
On Thursday, the Karnataka High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi is hearing petitions by Muslim students against restrictions on wearing hijab. The bench's members are Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khazi.Students were asked not to wear any religious clothing until after the matter is heard by the court on Monday, February 14.