When the CJI gave the date after Holi, the lawyer said – there is an exam after 5 days; Chandrachud said – You have come on the last date
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud (CJI DY Chandrachud) has said that he will set up a bench for early hearing on the matter related to hijab in Karnataka. On Friday, the Shariat Committee, while filing an application in the Supreme Court, said that in the examinations starting from March 9, girl students should be allowed to take the examination with hijab.
On this, Chief Justice Chandrachud said that the matter would be heard after the Holi holiday. The lawyer argued that the examinations are starting in the next 5 days. On this the CJI said that you have come on the last day, what can we do now?
CJI said – cannot answer all your questions
On this, the counsel appearing on behalf of the girl students said that we have come earlier also… The matter was mentioned in February also. Happened 10 days ago as well. Now what about the exams? On this argument of the lawyer, CJI Chandrachud said that we cannot answer all your questions… will hear the matter. Chief Justice Chandrachud has asked to constitute a bench for early hearing on the matter.
Mention also happened on 22 February
Earlier on February 22, advocate Shadan Farasat had mentioned the matter and sought permission for girl students to appear in the examination with hijab. Then the Chief Justice had said that he would take a decision on this issue soon. Earlier on January 23, Senior Advocate Meenakshi Arora had also mentioned the matter and demanded an urgent hearing. Even then the CJI had assured to hear it soon.
Hijab was banned by the High Court
Let us tell you that the issue of hijab has been hot for a long time in the schools and colleges of Karnataka. The dispute had reached the High Court. Then the High Court had banned wearing hijab in government schools and colleges. The High Court upheld the decision of the state government.
A split decision came from the Supreme Court
After this the matter came to the Supreme Court. In October 2022, two judges’ benches of the Supreme Court gave separate decisions. Justice Hemant Gupta gave the decision in favor of Hijab. While Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia supported the decision of the High Court. Due to the split decision, it was decided to send it to a larger bench.