The petitioners in the hijab ban row on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Hijab or Burqa by Muslim women might not be an essential religious practice but it’s their right to choose what to wear.
The SC judge who was wearing black robe during the hearing said that everyone has the right to wear what one wants.
Before the petitioners could appreciate the judges’ observation, the Karnataka Advocate General gave its argument targeting the judge himself who was wearing black robe in not so conducive weather.
Advocate General said that Judges have certain uniform even if it’s not conducive to weather and wear even if they don’t want to, because it’s the decorum of courtroom where constitution is above all religions. Similarly, education institutes aren’t the place to wear your religion on sleeves and there has to be discipline and uniformity.