December 2, 2022

Because the row over hijab escalates in Karnataka, authorities in Bengaluru have imposed Part 144 within the metropolis for the following two weeks.

Karnataka hijab row: Sec 144 imposed around schools, colleges in Bengaluru till Feb 22

Girls stage demonstration in help of feminine Muslim college students in Bengaluru. (PTI Picture)

Because the row over hijab spills over to a number of elements of Karnataka, the authorities in Bengaluru have imposed prohibitory orders to limit gathering or agitation of any type round colleges and schools within the metropolis.

On Wednesday, Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru, launched an order stating that since the potential for a protest being held within the metropolis can’t be dominated out, it’s important to implement correct safety measures to keep up public peace and order.

As per the order, Part 144 of the Legal Process Code (CrPC) will likely be imposed across the colleges, PU schools, diploma schools, or different related instructional establishments within the Bengaluru metropolis. The prohibitory order will likely be in impact for 2 weeks, from February 9 to February 22.

The prohibitory measures ban gathering or protest of any kind inside the space of 200 metre radius from the tutorial establishments.

In the meantime, Karnataka Excessive Court docket’s single bench of Justice Krishna Dixit has referred the petitions difficult the ban on hijab in schools to a bigger bench.

Within the order, Justice Dixit famous,”Having regard to the enormity of questions of significance that are debated, the courtroom is of the thought-about opinion that the papers be put within the hand of the Chief Justice to resolve if a bigger bench will be constituted on the subject material.”

“Even interim prayers benefit consideration by the hands of a bigger bench which may be constituted by the Chief Justice at his discretion, and subsequently, the arguments superior on interim prayers are reproduced right here,” the excessive courtroom order acknowledged.

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