Udupi on probation after Supreme Court split ruling


Bengaluru: After a divided ruling by the Supreme Court on Karnataka’s ban on headscarves, security has been tightened in the Udupi district to avoid potential violence.

Udupi SP Akshay Hakay reported on the state of law and order in the area and said, “Precautionary measures such as police sit-ins in important areas and continued patrolling; also closely monitors social media to ensure that no attempts are made to harm the existing peace in the community.”

Earlier in the day, the Board of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia issued a split verdict on the matter.

In light of the divided ruling in the hijab ban case, the Supreme Court directed an appeal against Karnataka HC’s order to the ICC to form a larger seat.

Earlier, the Supreme Court retained its order on petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court to uphold the headscarf ban in educational institutions.

Read more: Karnataka hijab ban: Supreme Court takes case to ICJ in divided ruling

Expected “better judgment”: BC Nagesh

Karnataka’s Minister of Education and Literacy, BC Nagesh, said he expects “better judgment” keeping global outrage against the wearing of headscarves in mind.

We welcome the Supreme Court’s ruling. We would have expected better judgment because women all over the world are demanding that they not wear the hijab/burqa. Karnataka HC’s order remains in effect at the provisional time; He said that the ban on wearing the headscarf in state educational institutions continues.

In response to a question about organizations that support the wearing of headscarves in educational institutions, he said: “They always want to divide this society. They use the veil to divide society.”

Meanwhile, until the final decision or the next session where the court rules otherwise, the judgment of the Karnataka High Court will remain in effect.

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