Indian religion

Court order violates fundamental right to freedom of religion, says Asaduddin Owaisi

March 15, 2022 5:09 p.m. STI

New Delhi [India]Mar 15 (ANI): Reacting to the Hijab verdict, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday that the Karnataka High Court’s decision to uphold the Hijab ban is a violation of basic liberty rights. of religion, culture and expression.
He said: “This judgment violates fundamental rights like freedom of religion, culture, expression and article 15. It will have a negative impact on Muslim women, they will be targeted. Modernity is not about avoiding religious practices. What’s the problem with wearing the hijab.”
Article 15 of the Indian Constitution protects citizens from any form of discrimination by the state, based on religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth or any of them.
Owaisi said Hijab is an essential practice. “For a devotee, everything is essential and for a non-believer, nothing is essential,” he added.
“The preamble mentions ‘freedom of thought, expression, belief and worship.’ a muslim woman says hijab is essential for faith, even a muslim can’t ask about it,” Owaisi added.

He added that this decision is discrimination based on religion. There is no point in hiding religion, caste or race in schools behind the uniform. Uniforms do not ensure uniformity.
“The court or the government does not decide the essentials. It is my right, if it does not harm anyone, the state will not be allowed to interfere in religious affairs. The hijab does not harm anyone We will appeal to the Supreme Court,” Chief AIMIM said.
“I disagree with the judgment of the Karnataka High Court on Hijab. It is my right to disagree with the judgment and I hope the petitioners will appeal to SC,” said tweeted Owaisi.
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday observed that the Holy Quran does not mandate the wearing of hijab, stating that it is a cultural practice and used as clothing as a social security measure.
A batch of petitions have been filed against government rule in the Karnataka High Court by girls seeking permission to wear hijab in educational institutions.
A Karnataka High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice JM Khazi heard petitions challenging the government dress code rule.
On February 10, the High Court issued an interim order stating that students should not wear any religious dress in class until the court issues the final order. Hearings in the Hijab case ended on February 25 and the court reserved judgment. (ANI)