India court backs hijab ban, says headscarf not essential religious practice

An Indian court Tuesday upheld the southern Karnataka state’s ban on Muslim girls wearing headscarves in schools because hijab “does not form an essential religious practice” in Islam.

The Karnataka High Court thus tried to end a row that erupted after Karnataka government schools and colleges barred hijab-clad Muslim girls from attending classes.

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