Will look into it: Siddaramiah govt after Amnesty India urged Congress to revoke hijab ban in Karnataka

Karnataka: Hours after Amnesty India sought the revocation of Hijab ban in educational institution from Congress-led Karnataka government, Siddaramaiah’s government has assured that it will look into the matter.

In a series of Tweets, Amnesty India on Tuesday asked the Karnataka government to take three actions on priority for human rights, and mentioned ‘revocation of hijab ban’ as the first one.

“Immediately revoke the ban on women wearing hijabs in educational institutions,” wrote Amnesty India in a series of Tweet. In response to the Tweet, Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader G Parameshwara said that government ‘will see to it in the future.’

“We will see in future what best we can do. Right now, we have to fulfil the five gurantees we made to the people of Karnataka,” Parameshwara was quoted as saying by new agency ANI.

What’s the Hijab row?

The matter erupted in Karnataka after the BJP-led state government issued an order making uniforms compulsory in schools and colleges and no exception could be made for wearing of the hijab. The same was upheld by the Karnataka High Court.

Later, Muslim students opposed the order in the Supreme Court and claimed that they will not attend classes until the final verdict is out. The matter is currently with the top court.

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