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Karnataka Hijab controversy: Schools for classes 9, 10 to resume on Monday, says CM Bommai

The decision to reopen schools, comes amid the ongoing controversy surrounding hijab ban in schools and pre-universities in the state.

T Raghavan Reported by: T Raghavan Bengaluru Updated on: February 10, 2022 23:34 IST
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Chikmagalur: Students wearing hijab who were denied entry, outside IDSG Government College in Chikmagalur, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Highlights

  • Schools for classes 9 and 10 will resume from Monday in Karnataka.
  • The development comes amid ongoing protests against hijab ban in Karnataka.
  • CM Basavaraj Bommai made the announcement on Thursday.

Schools in Karnataka will resume offline classes for standards 9 and 10 from Monday (February 14), Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday. The decision comes amid the ongoing controversy surrounding hijab ban in schools and pre-universities in the state.

"The order on reopening of PU colleges and degree colleges is still awaited, and will be announced later", the CM said.

"The last two days have been very peaceful. Today a 3-member bench (of high court) has, while adjourning the matter for Monday, appealed to all the schools to reopen but no religious dress codes should be followed by both sides" 

"I appeal to everyone to work together & see that there is peace in the colleges. Schools will reopen from Monday for classes up to 10th standard. Degree colleges will reopen later", he further added.

Earlier, the CM had urged students to maintain calm and had announced schools and colleges to remain closed for 3 days. 

Also Read: Karnataka Hijab row: High schools, colleges shut down in state for 3 days, tweets CM Bommai

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