India: Civil organization demands Karnataka government to rescind notification authorizing of prohibition hijab

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)-Karnataka has released its interim report on “Impact of Hijab Ban in Karnataka’s Educational Institutions” and demanded that the Karnataka government take adequate measures to “strengthen a non-discriminatory learning environment within colleges.”

The organization has demanded that the Chief Minister “decisively rescind the notification authorizing the prohibition of wearing of the hijab and ensuring that such shocking violations do not recur.”

The study report has contended that “a whole generation of young Muslim students right to education has been imperilled by the hijab ban.”

The Legal Services Authority at all levels must intervene in this matter and provide all legal assistance to the students to protect their constitutional rights, said the study report.

PUCL-K had undertaken a study to understand the impact of the High Court judgment on hijab row in the State at the grassroots level and set up a team.

They made some recommendations to the government based on the study.

“The government must allow the students to enter the classrooms immediately, and in consultation with students, arrange special classes for them. The court should conduct an inquiry into why the State government took such a sudden, arbitrary and unconstitutional action,” the report said.

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