March 16, 2022
Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman Chaudhry, Vice-Chairman and Pir Muhammad Masood Chishti, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council, have strongly condemned the yesterday’s decision of Karnataka’s High Court, where the Court has erroneously upheld the imposition of ban on wearing the Hijab in class rooms of the educational institutions. The Court ruled that wearing of Hijab does not form a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith which on the face of it is against the social norms & Justice.
They expressed their deep concerns and said that it is the fundamental right to practice one’s religion and this decision manifestly failed to uphold the principle of freedom to religious practices. They further said that Indian Courts should not be voice of Indian Government and should give their verdict independently especially regarding religious matters.