Hijab Ban Case in India: Hijab ban is undemocratic and unconstitutional, I agree with Justice Dhulia’s decision – Ashok Ganguly
New Delhi: Hijab Ban Case in India- Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly has expressed concern about the ban on Hijab and the proceedings of this case in the Supreme Court. Addressing a function in Kolkata recently, she said that the debate on hijab ban in the Supreme Court is unnecessary and the ban on hijab in educational institutions is undemocratic and unconstitutional.
Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly said, “India is a secular country. Here the constitution provides equal rights to the people of all religions and languages. Although in recent times some evil forces are trying to destroy the cultural environment of the country” Former Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly asserted that “he agrees with Sudhanshu Dhulia’s decision that the hijab ban is undemocratic and unconstitutional. (Hijab) Ban Case in India)
Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly said that “It is an unnecessary restriction. Which is being debated in the Supreme Court. I strongly support the views expressed by Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia that the ban It is undemocratic and unconstitutional.” Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly, who served as the chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, compared the ban on the hijab in India to snatching away the constitutional rights of Indian citizens.
Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly categorically said that “The Constitution of the country has given the right to religion and culture to all, but some people are trying to snatch it away. No state can exist without expression to preserve constitutional principles.” (Hijab Ban Case in India)
Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly observed that “everyone must have noted that when a government comes to power, the state has to take an oath of the principles of the Constitution, an oath of integrity and a public duty. It instills confidence in everyone’s mind, not only for those who represent your party, but also those who are against you, who are criticizing you, because this is a republic.” (Hijab Ban Case in India)
Ashok Kumar Ganguly, who was seen participating in peaceful demonstrations on the streets and marching for the fundamental rights of Indian citizens, said that he will always raise his voice in support of the right to individual liberty. She said, “I have participated in a march in support of a person’s right to wear a hijab. I believe that it is my duty as a former judge to uphold the principles of the Constitution.” (Hijab Ban Case in India)
Former Justice Ganguly also recalled his teaching days. He said, “I started my career as a school teacher and I believe that teacher is the most respected position. Unless you have good teachers, you cannot build a nation. You can protest and rise up against the injustice which is the essence of education.” (Hijab Ban Case in India)
Recently, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court has given a divided verdict on the Karnataka High Court’s hijab ban order, which directly affected the schooling of Muslim schoolgirls in Karnataka. In a two-judge bench, Supreme Court Judge Sudhanshu Dhulia set aside the Karnataka High Court’s hijab ban, while Judge Hemant Gupta concurred with the decision and dismissed 26 appeals filed against the High Court’s decision. (Hijab Ban Case in India)
Justice Dhulia, in his judgment, said, “Asking girls to remove their hijab before entering the school gate is first a violation of their privacy, then it is an attack on their dignity. This is clearly a violation of Article 19(1)(a), Article 21 and Article 25(1) of the Constitution of India. END..
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