Hijab controversy live updates: Pre-university and degree colleges in Karnataka to reopen today

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Muslim women hold placards while wearing burka and hijab during a protest in support of female Muslim students and against the government of Karnataka, in Hyderabad on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Pre-university and university colleges in Karnataka, which were closed due to a hijab controversy, reopened from today. The state government decided to resume classes after, following the request of the High Court’s interim order last week, in which it prevented pupils from wearing saffron shawls, scarves, the hijab and any flag religious in the classroom. “Wherever (in colleges) there are uniform rules, they must be strictly followed. When there is no uniform, the dress code will be decided. We will strictly follow the ordinance of the High Court,” said Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, BC Nagesh. noted. As protests for and against hijab escalated in different parts of Karnataka and turned violent in some places, the government had declared a public holiday for all high schools and colleges in the state for three days, starting from February 9. , and it was later extended to February 16. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Bagalkot, Bangalore, Chikkaballapura, Gadag, Shimoga, Tumkur, Mysore, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada.

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