Karnataka HC Upholds Prescribing of Uniform in Schools.

Karnataka High Court held that prescription of school uniform by the State is a reasonable restriction under Article 25 of the Constitution and thus, the Government Order, prescribing wearing of school uniform under the provision of the Karnataka Education Act, 1983, is not violative of students’ rights. HC further stated, “Wearing of Hijab by Muslim women does not form Essential Religious Practice in Islamic faith”.