Mangaluru: The Supreme Court will hear several petitions against the verdict on the Hijab made by the Karnataka High Court on Monday August 29.
The High Court’s ban on the Hijab has received a total of 23 petitions challenging it.
The petitions filed in opposition to the High Court ruling that the wearing of the Hijab was not a mandatory Islamic practise will be heard by a bench made up of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia.
The Hijab row erupted in the State when a few Muslim girls were denied entry to colleges because they were wearing Hijabs.
The Karnataka High Court ruled in an order that the uniform dress code for students was not in violation of students’ fundamental rights and that the Hijab is not mandatory for Muslim women.