Murder threat against Karnataka HC Chief Justice over hijab judgement, plaint filed

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

The Vidhana Soudha police have registered an FIR against unknown persons for allegedly issuing death threats to High Court Judges who delivered judgement on hijab.

Security for the judged has been reviewed and heightened following a threat perception .

A complaint in this regard was filed by advocate Umapathi S with the registrar general of Karnataka High Court on Saturday.

The complainant said that he received a video on WhatsApp, wherein a person could be seen publicly threatening Chief Justice Awasthi by referring to the alleged murder of a Jharkhand judge, who was killed while he was taking a morning walk.

The complainant said,The speaker also makes a similar threat to the Chief Justice of Karnataka by stating that people know where he goes for a walk.

Further,he makes a reference to his visit to Udupi Mutt with family members.He also talks about the court judgement in very vulgar language.

The complainant added that the video was probably shot in Madurai in neighbouring Tamilnadu.

Another advocate Sudha Katwa filed a complaint regarding the video with the Cubbon Park police station and a case has been registered under Sections 506 (1), 505 (1) (c), 505 (1) (b), 153A, 109, 504 and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code.

Notably, the three-member bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Awasthi,Justices Krishna Dixit and Khazi M Jaibunnisa,recently upheld the state government’s order banning hijab inside the classroom stating that it was not an essential practice in Islam.