Bengaluru: Youth Congress President Srinivas B. V. has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court on the Karnataka Hijab row.
The PIL states that incidents pertain to wherein Muslim girls have been denied entry in government run schools and colleges for wearing a Hijab or a head scarf at multiple institutions on multiple occasions in Udupi, Mandya, Chikmagalur Districts and at other places in Karnataka. It has further spread to other parts of the country as well, such as Puducherry.
“An incident has also been reported in Karnataka’s Mandya district where a Muslim girl wearing a Burkha was heckled by large group of men shouting religious slogans. The incidents, on the face of it, violate Articles 21, 21A, 14 and 25 of the Constitution of India, 1950 that being right to life, right to education, right to equality and freedom of religion,” the PIL stated.
“All religions have stayed together in peace and harmony. That very culture and social fabric is being disturbed now. So much so that even temples of learning such as schools and colleges are being made the centre of it. Educational institutions must not be involved in these issues,” Srinivas asserted.
“We are taking up this fight and pursuing this issue before the Supreme Court of India, in order to save our esteemed Constitution and to save the secular fabric of our country,” he said.