1. "You are not getting the point that Sankalan and I put across- the students had to approach the Court because the management of the school/college is rigid. What was the need for the college to stop the girls from wearing the hijab in the classroom?"----------- I am trying to understand. The girls who started the agitation at a college in Udupi, never used to wear hijab. Suddenly, when the school management issued the order, they started wearing hijab and creating problem under the influence of PFI.
2. "What is wrong with modifying the rules for the 'uniform' so that Muslim girls who are not comfortable with not wearing the hijab are allowed to do so?"----------A simple question in this context. Do the Muslim girls wear hijab in Christian organization-run schools? They follow the dress code there, but not in these schools. All such nonsense won't be tolerated from now on. The attitude of the Government is different. The tendency of breaking rule at every step and seeking exceptions for themselves won't work in future.
3.. When Jawaharlal Nehru changed the Hindu Marriage Act in early 50s and stopped multiple marriage of Hindu males, did the Hindu religious leaders permit him to do so? Did anyone check whether this was the essential condition of Hinduism? Then, why do we raise so many questions when simple direction is issued in schools and colleges?
4. What about Sabarimala? Why did the Court and the Kerala Government trampled the religious custom of Hindus? Wasn't there a movement viz. #ReadyToWait by the Hindu women of Kerala?
5. So far as turban is concerned, it must be clearly stated that this is essential custom of Sikhism. Guru Gobind Singh commanded this for Khalsa Sikhs in 1699.
6. The petitioners and their lawyers following Islam argued before the Karnataka HC bench comprising of Ritu Raj Awasthi , CJ , Krishna S Dixit, J and Khazi Jaibunnisa Mohiuddin, J for five days. They could not quote even a single Ayaat from their Holi Book to prove that hijab is essential in their religion. Hence, this unanimous High Court order.
All must note: Double standard will no longer work in India. The patience of Hindus is wearing thin.
Sorry for this late response.
“Khamosh rahoon toh mushkil hain, keh doon toh shikayat hoti hain" (It is difficult to remain silent; But if I speak, they complain.) --------- Saba Afghani