Hijab row: News

03 Jun 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government suspends private school's license amid hijab row

The recognition of Ganga Jamuna Higher Secondary School in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district has been officially suspended, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Friday.

07 Jan 2023


Iran: 2 more men, detained amid protests, executed 

Iran confirmed the execution of two men convicted of reportedly killing a paramilitary volunteer during a demonstration.

24 Dec 2022


Iran anti-Hijab protests: Rapper, protester to face retrial

The Supreme Court of Iran has ordered the retrial of two individuals, including a Kurdish rapper, sentenced to death over the anti-government protests triggered by Mahsa Amini's death, the country's judiciary stated on Saturday.

12 Dec 2022


Anti-government protests: Iran executes second convict within a week

Iran reportedly executed a man convicted of killing two members of the security forces in public early on Monday.

05 Dec 2022


Iran: Strike, protest rally amid suspense over morality police abolition

Protesters in Iran have called for a three-day strike following contradicting claims about the country's morality police being abolished.

04 Dec 2022


Iran abolishes morality police amid months of massive anti-hijab protests

Iran has abolished its infamous morality police in the face of large anti-hijab protests.

04 Dec 2022


Stung by widespread protests, Iran to review decades-old hijab law

While Iran struggles to subdue the ongoing protests across the country on the dress code regulation that obliges females to cover their heads, the government stated it would review its decades-old law.

17 Nov 2022


Iranian forces open fire, beat women as anti-hijab protests swell

As protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered the third month, Iranian security forces on Tuesday opened fire on people at a metro station in Tehran, Iran.

16 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Pro-Hindu activists up in arms over students performing Azaan

In Karnataka's Udupi, pro-Hindu activists staged a protest against a private school authority after the education institution allegedly made its students perform the 'Azaan' (prayer).

28 Oct 2022


Iranian forces open fire at Mahsa's 40th mourning day protests

Iranian forces allegedly fired upon the mourners who had gathered to mark the 40th day of the death of a 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, on Wednesday.

Hijab ban: SC delivers split verdict, refers to three-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of hijab ban.

22 Sep 2022

Karnataka High Court

Hijab row: SC reserves verdict on Karnataka HC's 'controversial' ban

After 10 days of rigorous hearings over the controversial hijab ban in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the case.

20 Sep 2022

Karnataka High Court

Hijab row case: SC questions Karnataka HC's judgment banning hijab

The Supreme Court remarked on Tuesday the Karnataka High Court erred in addressing the essential religious practice issue in the hijab row case.

19 Sep 2022


Iran: Protests after woman 'arrested' over 'improper hijab' dies

Widespread protests were held in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the country's "Morality Police" for "improperly" wearing the hijab.

25 Apr 2022


Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

Months after the hijab ban controversy erupted in Karnataka, Bengaluru's Clarence High School has now taken an undertaking from parents that they wouldn't object to their children carrying the Bible to the school.

07 Apr 2022


Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that al-Qaeda will never understand the significance of wearing uniforms in educational institutions, but Indian Muslims will.

Hijab row: No urgent SC hearing against Karnataka HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request for an urgent listing of appeals against a Karnataka High Court judgment that upheld colleges' authority to prohibit female Muslim students from wearing hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka.

20 Mar 2022


Karnataka HC judges who gave hijab verdict get Y-category security

The Karnataka government has decided to provide "Y" category security to all three Karnataka HC judges who issued the verdict upholding the ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions after alleged life threats to Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi.

Karnataka HC's order upholding hijab ban challenged in Supreme Court

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday morning upheld the ban on wearing hijab (headscarf) in educational institutions and dismissed several petitions against it.

15 Mar 2022

Basavaraj Bommai

'Wearing hijab not essential practice in Islam,' rules Karnataka HC

After days of back-to-back hearings, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed all petitions that challenged the state government's recent ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions.

26 Feb 2022


Karnataka Bajrang Dal member's murder: Probe suggests local gang rivalry

Police in Karnataka say that the murder of Harsha Hindu—a 27-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal—was likely carried out due to a local and long-standing gang rivalry.

22 Feb 2022


Six arrested for Bajrang Dal member's murder in Karnataka's Shivamogga

The police in Karnataka's Shivamogga district have arrested six people in connection with the murder of Harsha—a 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal.

21 Feb 2022


Bajrang Dal member killed in Karnataka's Shivamogga; Section 144 imposed

A 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal was stabbed to death in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Sunday night.

20 Feb 2022

Zaira Wasim

Former actor Zaira Wasim reacts to Karnataka hijab row

National Film Award-winning former actor Zaira Wasim might have been away from the silver screen for a while but the 21-year-old rarely shies away from stating her opinions on controversial issues.

17 Feb 2022


Wear hijab at home, not outside: BJP MP Pragya Thakur

Amid the ongoing row over hijab, BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur said headscarves should be worn when people feel unsafe at homes and not outside, where there is "Hindu Samaj."