Hijab Row: K’taka govt to hand over NIA case of death threat to HC judges

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Tuesday said the state government is serious about the security of judges who passed the judgement on wearing Hijab(headgears) in the educational institutions. The minister informed that the government is contemplating to hand over the probe in death threats to judges to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

“We are thinking of giving this case to the NIA and are taking note of other aspects related to the case. The government has taken it very seriously. It is not right to comment on and threaten the sitting judges,” said Jnanendra. 

The police has taken custody of a man from Tamil Nadu for 8 days for allegedly issuing death threats to the judges.

“The government has taken the threat to judges seriously, as it amounts to challenging the system. Magistrate Court here has remanded him for eight days of police custody. Bengaluru police will investigate the case,” added home minister.

“As per my information, two persons have been taken into custody by the Tamil Nadu police,” he informed.

However, considering the threats to three judges, they were provided ‘Y’ category security.

For the unreserved, the Karnataka High Court had ruled wearing a Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and dismissed a batch of petitions seeking permission to wear Hijab in classrooms.    

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:March 23, 2022, 1:44 p.m.

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