On the hijab controversy, SG Tushar Mehta said that this year a movement was started by PFI to start wearing hijab on social media. The students became part of a bigger conspiracy and they were acting on his instructions.
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Karnataka hijab case hearing Supreme Court running in. During the hearing in the court today, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that till now the compulsory discipline was being followed honestly in the schools. then on social media Popular Front of India (PFI) started a movement on this. In this campaign, the students became a part of a larger conspiracy and were acting on his instructions.
On the Hijab controversy, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that till now the compulsory discipline was being followed honestly in the schools. But the movement was started on social media by an organization named Popular Front of India. This was done to make the matter a movement.
Students became part of conspiracy: PFI
He said that in this year 2022, a movement was started by Popular Front of India (PFI) to start wearing hijab on social media. In this, the students became a part of a bigger conspiracy and the students were acting on his instructions. Talking about the conspiracy behind the hijab controversy, he said that the demand to wear hijab is part of a conspiracy.
In the hijab petition, SG Tushar Mehta, appearing in the court on behalf of the Karnataka government, said that there are two main things in this. First, till 2021, no girl student wore a hijab, and no such question was ever raised. Second, it would be wrong to oppose the circular banning the hijab. If other communities bring saffron shawls, that too is prohibited.
Hearing can be completed today
Last week, on Thursday, September 15, while hearing the hijab case, the Supreme Court had said that we cannot stop us from exercising the right to decide the school uniform. Then at the end of the hearing, the Supreme Court said that by September 20, that is, by Tuesday, the hearing of the case would be completed.
Earlier, terming the hijab as an “identity” of Muslims, senior advocate Dushyant Dave told the Supreme Court during the hearing on Monday that various manipulations by Karnataka state authorities show “a way of marginalizing the minority community”.
Ongoing hearing against the decision of the High Court
The top court was hearing petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court’s decision refusing to lift the ban on hijab in educational institutions in the state. Dave told a bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia that it was not a matter of uniforms and he would like to point out that various manipulations by the state officials show “a way of marginalizing the minority community”.
Arguing that the country is built on liberal traditions and religious beliefs, Dushyant Dave, appearing for some of the petitioners, said, “The kind of atmosphere being seen today is far from being called liberal.”