Bengaluru: The Muslim Personal Law Board wants the Karnataka government to withdraw its order banning hijab in educational institutions. The board came up with the request after the Supreme Court issued a judgment regarding the hijab ban. The board pointed out that if the order is withdrawn, the current problems will end.
The education of Muslim women in the country is in crisis. The board therefore asked the government not to support initiatives that create barriers to girls’ education. The Supreme Court’s bench issued a judgment on the Hijab issue on Thursday. A bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia delivered split verdict and hence referred to a larger bench.l
In a statement, the Muslim Personal Law Board pointed out that the matter has been left to a larger bench of the Supreme Court in the context of split verdict. The Board was in favour of HC’s order.