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India’s interior minister “prefers uniforms at school” in the hijab ban

India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah said the court’s decision to ban hijab in schools must be accepted by everyone once it is done, as petitioners continue to seek their religious rights. rice field.

The petitioner told the court that wearing a hijab is a fundamental right guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. (Reuters)

India’s Interior Minister said he prefers students in school uniforms to religious clothing, but his position could change if the court decides on the benefits of a hijab ban on schools in Karnataka. There is sex.

India’s most powerful politician, Amit Shah, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told Network18 Group in an interview aired Monday night that she would accept the court’s ruling on the matter.

“My personal belief is that people of all religions should accept the school dress code,” Shah said.

“Ultimately, I need to decide whether the country will work under the Constitution or on a whim. My personal belief remains only until the court decides. Once decided, I should accept it and everyone should accept it. “

Karnataka’s advocate, Prabhuling Navadgi, told the High Court that those who challenged the decision could not prove that wearing a hijab was an essential religious practice. Further inquiry will continue on Tuesday.

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“Basic rights”

The ban imposed by the state of Karnataka on February 5 triggered protests by Muslim students and parents, as well as opposition by Hindu students, forcing authorities to close schools there earlier this month.

Muslims, who make up about 13% of India’s 1.35 billion population, are another sign of their limitations, primarily in Hindu countries, in the hijab (a religion in which Muslim women cover their hair and neck. I blamed the curb of the traditional clothing).

Karnataka is governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Hindu nationalist in Modi and Shah, whose leaders are calling for anti-hijab campaigns at several northern state election rallies that vote in stages.

The petitioner, including a dozen Muslim female students, previously told the court that wearing a hijab was a fundamental right guaranteed under the Indian Constitution and the essential practices of Islam.

The move in Karnataka has led to protests in several other parts of the country and has attracted criticism from the United States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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Source: Reuters



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