Karnataka Police have invoked sections of the draconian UAPA against 10 people arrested in connection with the February 20 murder of a Bajrang Dal worker in Shivamogga.
The Karnataka Police in Dharwad have registered an FIR against journalist and author Rana Ayyub for allegedly describing students and others who have been harassing and intimidating hijab wearing Muslim students in Karnataka as "Hindu terrorists" during a television interview.
Karnataka High Court on Friday reserved its order on various petitions challenging the ban on hijab in education institutions after hearing the matter for 11 days.
"We also stand by those Muslim girls/women who wants to cover their head with Scarf/Dupatta as a part of their faith and request authorities to allow them to do so as it was already practiced in our country and it does not cause any trouble to other people," Singh further asserted.
One of the petitioners in the case against hijab ban in the Karnataka High Court, Hazra Shifa, has said that a Hindu mob attacked her brother, and her father's business were targeted by saffron group.
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has said that the murder is not related to the protests against hijab ban in educational institutions