Karnataka High Court upholds the ban on Hijab stating “Wearing of Hijab is not essential religious practice of Islamic Faith.”
News Digest

News Digest: March 14-20, 2022

Round-up
of Top 10 Important News Events

March 14

• Five Indian students killed in Canada road accident.

• India beat Sri Lanka in the second Test by 238 runs to sweep the series 2-0.

• UK court refuses Julian Assange permission to appeal against decision to extradite him to US to face spying charges.

March 15

• Karnataka High Court dismisses petitions filed by Muslim girls seeking permission to wear hijab in classroom; upholds the ban on Hijab stating ‘Wearing of Hijab is not essential religious practice of Islamic Faith.’ Plea filed in Supreme Court (SC) against the verdict.

Karnataka High Court upholds the ban on Hijab stating “Wearing of Hijab is not essential religious practice of Islamic Faith.”

• SC stays January 31 order of Centre banning telecast of Malayalam news channel ‘MediaOne’ on security grounds.

March 16

• Covid-19 vaccination for the children in the 12-14 age group begins.

• Bhagwant Mann takes oath as 18th Chief Minister of Punjab.

March 17

• Gujarat Government says Bhagavad Gita to be part of school syllabus for Classes 6 to 12.

March 19

• An elderly man kills his son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters by setting their house in Kerala’s Idukki on fire allegedly owing to a property dispute.

March 20

• India’s Lakshya Sen finishes runner-up in All England Badminton Championships, losing to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in final.

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