Karnataka HC Judges Who Gave Hijab Verdict Gets Y-Category Security
- Karnataka government decided to provide 'Y' category security to all the 3 judges.
- DG and IG to probe some people gave life threats to the judges.
- 3 TNTJ functionaries have been booked for making derogatory remarks against HC’s verdict.
Karnataka: The Karnataka government has decided that it will provide ‘Y’ category security to all the three judges who pronounced the verdict on the wearing of hijab in the institutional institutions. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said,” I instructed DG and IG to probe the complaint filed in Vidhanasoudha Police Station thoroughly in which some people gave life threats to the judges.
Meanwhile, 03 Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) functionaries have been booked for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Karnataka high court’s verdict on the hijab row, police said, as per reports. Police on Friday said that the Thowheed Jamath had organised a public meeting in the Koripalayam area against the court’s verdict on the hijab during which, the organizers allegedly made derogatory remarks on the verdict.” Soon after, a complaint was filed against the functionaries of TNTJ, alleging that the organizers issued threats to the judges who gave the verdict in favour of banning the hijab in educational institutions.
Following the complaint, the Madurai police have booked three TNTJ functionaries under sections 153 (a) (promoting enmity between groups), 505 (1) (c) (intent to incite violence), 505(2), 506(1) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday held that prescription of uniform is a reasonable restriction which students could not object to and dismissed various petitions challenging a ban on Hijab in education institutions.