The Hijab controversy that originated in Karnataka state has been creating quite tension throughout the country. All the media channels along with the administrations of the state are focusing on the issue to find a solution. However, Supreme Court has refused to hold an urgent hearing on the same issue. A petition was filed against the Karnataka government school for not allowing the students in Hijab into the school premises. As of now, Karnataka High Court is hearing the petition. Interim orders were issued that no one should come in religious attire until the end of the trial.
Considering the sensibilities of the situation, the Karnataka High Court has adjourned the hearing of the petition till February 14. While some have approached the Supreme Court saying that the High Court’s interim orders are actually causing loss to the Muslim women, the court passed an immediate order for an urgent inquiry into the matter. Responding to this, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana said that for the time being, the Karnataka High Court should be allowed to look into the issue of hijab.
Ramana stated that the judiciary system is here to protect the fundamental rights of all the citizens of the country. He assured to hear arguments without fail at the right time, urged the people to calm down and not to make this a big issue than it already is.
Meanwhile, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, while hearing arguments on the same issue, questioned how can the case go to the supreme court, while it is still going on in Karnataka High Court. He affirmed that the High court should look into the matter, just the way it is going on now. He requested everyone not to turn the issue political or trigger communal violence at any cost.