New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday turned down a plea to immediately list a plea seeking permission to allow students to appear in annual examinations in Karnataka’s pre-university colleges with their head scarf.
A woman lawyer mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, IANS reported.
The lawyer submitted that exams are five days later and added they had come earlier also, and sought urgent listing of the plea.
The bench told the lawyer, “You come on the last date, what can we do?” The Chief Justice said the new bench to hear the matter will be created after the Holi break.
On February 22, the Supreme Court agreed to examine a plea for hearing by a group of students seeking permission to allow them to appear in annual examinations in Karnataka’s pre-university colleges with their head scarf.
Advocate Shadan Farasat, appearing on behalf of the students, had then submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud that they had to appear in annual examinations beginning from March 9 in government colleges.
The top court queried the counsel, why are they prevented from taking the examination? The counsel replied because of the headscarf and further added that the students had already lost one year and if no relief was granted, they would lose another year. The bench said the plea for listing would be examined.