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Siddaramaiah announces to withdraw Hijab ban, BJP accuses CM of sowing poison of religion in state

The Karnataka authorities will withdraw the ban order on the Hijab imposed by the BJP, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah introduced Friday, including that no politics ought to be achieved on what individuals favor to put on and eat.

The then BJP authorities within the State had imposed a Hijab ban on college students in academic establishments. The Karnataka Excessive Courtroom had in March final yr upheld the ban imposed by the then BJP authorities, saying that sporting a hijab was not a vital non secular follow of Islam.

Additionally whereas addressing a public rally in Mysuru on Friday, the Karnataka Chief Minister stated that this choice will probably be taken again and ladies can exit sporting Hijab.

“We will take back that decision, there is no Hijab ban now. Women can go out wearing hijab. I have told the officials to take back the order (previous govt order). Dressing and eating food is our choice, why should I object? Wear whatever dress you want, eat whatever you want, why should I care? We should not do politics to get votes, we don’t do that,” Karnataka CM stated.

Reacting to the announcement made by Karnataka Chief Minister, Karnataka BJP stated that Siddaramaiah is sowing the poison of faith within the state.

“A uniform policy has been implemented in schools and colleges to ensure that children are equal. This has also been upheld by the Supreme Court. However, the Chief Minister is creating a difference in the minds of the school students regarding the issue of uniforms. Siddaramaiah is going to amend the constitution itself for a vote bank to appease PFI goons and minorities. In the coming days, the people themselves will teach this a lesson,” Karnataka BJP posted on X.

The Hijab row within the State erupted in January 2022 when the Authorities PU Faculty in Udupi allegedly barred six women sporting the hijab from getting into. Following this, the ladies protested exterior the faculty over being denied entry.

Earlier final month, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) restricted all types of head cowl within the examination corridor throughout recruitment exams for varied boards and companies to keep away from malpractice.

Although the gown code doesn’t explicitly ban hijab, it’s implied by the brand new tips. The order stated that that is a part of the hassle to cease examination malpractices utilizing Bluetooth units.

With inputs from ANI.



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