Asaduddin Owaisi, head of the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen), today questioned whether the premises of the Karnataka High Court supported the ban on hijab, saying that examples of the court could not be matched with a crocodile, prison or army camp. . He also argued against the homogeneity that school uniforms seek to bring, and stressed that many nations do not require uniforms in school.
“If you look at the Constitution, pluralism and diversity are the basic structures of the Constitution. There is no homogeneity,” Mr Owaisi told NDTV in an exclusive interview after the Supreme Court rejected a group of student requests to allow hijacking in classrooms.
In its ruling, the court ruled that the hijab is not an essential practice in Islam. “We believe that wearing Muslim hijab by Muslim women is not an essential part of the religious religion,” the judges said, reversing the government’s decision to ban headscarves.
Many have questioned the decision, and critics have said the state cannot interfere with the personal choice of dress. The Karnataka government believes that there are no restrictions on wearing hijab in India, except for reasonable restrictions on institutional discipline.
Arguing that religion should not be allowed in public spaces, Mr Owaisi said: “What about the police station and the NS stock market on the night of Diwali? Do you bid … do you need a bid? “
Mr Owaisi said the BJP government was taking “incentives against the Muslim community” and said the “concerned minister” had warned that non-hijab students should not be stopped at school gates.
“So almost all other religious symbols will be accepted. And who will be discriminated against? Girl-girls wearing hijabs. This in itself violates Article 15 of the Constitution, which says it cannot be discriminated against on the basis of religion and caste,” she added. .
The decision of the Supreme Court has been challenged in the Supreme Court by a woman who was not among the applicants. The young women who applied to the National Court said they would not stop wearing hijab.
Since the beginning of December last year, the conflict over the hijab has taken on a political connotation. The National Court today suggested that “invisible hands” be at work to create social unrest and discord.