Bombay High Court dismissed the Plea of Students and observed that Banning Hijab On College Campus Is In Larger Academic Interest

Bombay High Court observed that it is in students’ academic interest to implement a dress code and prohibit students from wearing hijabs, nakabs, burkas, caps, etc. on campus of a Mumbai College. (Zainab Abdul Qayyum Choudhary & Ors. v. Chembur Trombay Education Society’s NG Acharya and DK Marathe College and Ors). Justice AS Chandurkar and Justice Rajesh S. Patil, while dismissing a writ petition thereof observed that the sole object of implementing a dress code is that the religious identity of the student is not ought to be revealed and it is in larger academic interest of the student and administration of the institution that this object is achieved.