Don't Sensitize, It Has Nothing To Do With Exams: Supreme Court Refuses Urgent Hearing Of Hijab Petitions
Supreme Court today refused urgent listing of the Hijab Petitions. The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana and Justice Krishna Murari refused early listing of the cases upon mentioning by Senior Advocate Devadatt Kamat.
Kamat submitted to the Court that, "The urgency is that the exams are starting from the 28th of March and the girls are not allowed inside the school."
He further submitted that the whole year of the girls will go in vain. The Chief Justice of India dismissing his submission said that, "Do not sensitize the issue, it has nothing to do with the exams."
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the cases are being repeatedly mentioned.
"Mr SG, can you wait," said the Bench to the Solicitor General who appeared for the state of Karnataka.
On March 16, the Court had agreed to list the cases for hearing after Holi vacation. Then, the mentioning was done by Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde.
The Petitions have been filed challenging the Karnataka High Court's judgment dismissing the writ petitions challenging restriction on wearing hijab inside the classrooms, by holding that it is not a part of the essential religious practice in the Islamic faith.