Hijab ban in college: Student moves Karnataka High Court, claims Hijab essential to Islam

Specifically on the aspect of hijab, the plea claimed that it is an essential part of Islam and enjoys protection under Article 25(1) of the Constitution which confers the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion.

Article 25 protects the said dress code, which does not offend public order, morality, or health. By singling out the petitioner merely on account of her clothes, she has been denied of her right to education and is being subject to unreasonable restrictions against constitutional morality, it was claimed.

“Taking away the practice of wearing the Hijab from women who profess the Islamic faith, results in a fundamental change is the character of the Islamic religion. For this reason, the practice of wearing the Hijab constitutes as an essential and integral part of Islam,” the plea stated.

Source: Barandbench