Colombo Telegraph

Hijab Case: “Issue Arose After New Appointment Of JBV Principal”; SC Observes

Justice Priyasath Depp today observed that the banning of the Muslim cultural dress at Janadipathi Balika Vidyalaya was subsequent to the new Principals appointments, after Provincial Council Authorities and the Principal undertook to permit the Muslim parent to enter the school in her cultural attire.

“This happened after the new Principal was appointed. Prior to this there was no issue” he observed.

When the case was taken up today before a bench comprising Justice Priyasath Depp, Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare and Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, the respondents said that they were willing to settle the issue by permitting the parent to enter the school in her cultural attire.

Earlier a parent of the Janadipathi Balika Vidyalaya in a Fundamental Rights application said that the Principal of the school had prevented her and thereafter abused her when she visited the school in her cultural attire.

Her attire includes a head scarf and gown.

The Petitioner alleged that the Principal violated her constitutional rights and was bringing the government into disrepute by her actions.

Sanjay Rajarathna DSG appeared for the state, Manohara De Silva appeared for the Principal, Tishya Weragoda appeared for the Provincial Council authorities while M.M Zuhair together with Hafeel Fareez and Charith Samaradiwakara appeared for the Petitioner.

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