Hijab Row: FIR against protesting students in Karnataka’s Tumakuru

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Tumakuru police on Friday registered FIR against as many as 15 girl students of Girls Empress, Govt Pre-University College for protesting at the campus defying prohibitory orders.

In his complaint Mr.Shanmukha said that the students violating the prohibitory orders and college holding parents teachers meeting instructing HC interim order not to wear hijab, few hijab clad students barged into the campus shouted slogans and created ruckus demanding that they should be allowed to attend classes with hijab.

This has not only created ruckus but disrupt the normal activities of the college.

The snap protest not only violated the prohibitory orders but also HC interim order,he said .

The police are now trying to identify the agitated students through the video footage.

It is everyone’s duty to abide by High Court order : CM Basavaraj Bommai:

Reacting to FIRs being filed against students related to the Hijab case, Bommai said, it is everyone’s duty to abide by the High court order. The problems is being created by outsiders.

The issue would be resolved by the Principal, Students and the parents. The atmosphere needs to be calmed. “I am getting all the information about the happenings in the State,” Bommai said.

Senior officer said,Based on the complaint filed by Shanmukha S ,principal of the College the police charged the girls under section 145 (unlawful assembly),section 188 (disobedience of order pramulgated by public servants) section 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object ) .