Malegaon (Maharashtra): The Karnataka hijab row has become a nation wide controversy.
The hijab row controversy hit Maharashtra on Friday with hundreds of muslim women deciding to observe ‘Hijab Day’ in the town of Malegaon.
Meanwhile, amid the Hijab row, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday will hold a high-level meeting with all Ministers and top officials to review the ground situation.
While briefing mediapersons, the Chief Minister said, “Government has the responsibility of maintaining law and order. There will be a meeting with all the Ministers, Deputy Commissioners, SPs and ZP CEOs on Friday to review the ground situation in the districts. Accordingly, appropriate directions would be issued. I am in constant touch with the Education Minister and Home Minister. Senior officials have been instructed to be in touch with district and taluk level officers.”
“All measures would be taken to maintain peace and order till the High Court delivers its judgment. Necessary measures would be taken to ensure that peace prevails and no untoward incidents happen when the schools reopen. Maintain peace without heeding rumours,” Bommai said.
The Karnataka Chief Minister said dress code issue in schools that rocked the state has entered the portals of the High Court and urged everyone to maintain peace and respect the court verdict.
“The anxiety among the students has subsided after declaring holiday to schools and colleges. No untoward incident has been reported. A few visual clips are doing the rounds in the last two days. But do not fall prey to any provocations,” Bommai appealed.
first published:Feb. 11, 2022, 7:09 p.m.