Girl has right to wear hijab, right can’t be stopped at school gate: Justice Dhulia

New Delhi,13/10:A girl child has the right to wear hijab in her house or outside, and that right does not stop at her school gate, Supreme Court Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia declared on Thursday.



“The child carries her dignity and her privacy even when she is inside the school gates, in her classroom. She retains her fundamental rights. To say that these rights become derivative rights inside a classroom is wholly incorrect,” he said.


In his separate judgement, Justice Dhulia allowed appeals against the Karnataka High Court’s March 15 judgement which upheld the ban on hijab in classrooms of the government’s Pre University Colleges.

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