28 September, 2020

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“We Want You To Settle” SC Tells Parties In ‘Hijab’ Case

The Supreme Court today postponed the hearing of a Fundamental Rights Petition filed by a Muslim parent stating that she was prevented from entering the Janadipathi Balika Vidyalaya in her Muslim attire, telling the parties “that we want this settled”.

Sri-Lanka_HijabThe bench headed by Justice Chandra Ekanayake and included Justice Eva Wanasundera and Justice Sisira de Abrew informed the parties that they want the matter to be settled and to seek instructions from the Provincial authorities regarding the settlement.

A mother filed a Fundamental Rights application in the Supreme Court detailing discrimination she faced at the hands of the Principal of her daughters school.

The Petitioner said that she had attended the school in a cultural attire until the new Principal- Nayana Thakshila was appointed last year.

She said that she and other parents were ordered to wear a saree and not the cultural attire which comprises a headscarf and long gown, when visiting school.

She also detailed that on April 25th when she attended school at an urgent meeting called by the Principal she was violently abused and prevented from entering the school in the said attire on the instructions of the Principal,

The case is to be heard on the 25th of June.

Counsel M.M Zuhair PC with Hafeel Farisz, Charith Samaradivakara appeared for the Petitioner, Manahora De Silva PC appeared for the Respondent Principal and Vice Principal, Thishya Weragoda appeared for the Provincial Education authorities while Deputy Solicitor General Sanjay Rajarathnam appeared for the Attorney General.

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    “…..parents were ordered to wear a saree….”
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    Did they say which style?

    There are many styles to wear saree.
    Tamil style, Kandyan style, Marathi style,….?

    :-)

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      aratai

      “…..parents were ordered to wear a saree….”

      The Saree came from India, and therefore Para- Attire.

      The True Native Attire for men ans Women is Amudaya,

      So, the women, including the Principal need to go topless.

      The Principal and the students are all Paras, who came from South India.

      They should all go to India, and wear the saree there…and…

      Leave the Land of Native Veddah…

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        the native sri lankan attire for both men and women was AMUDAYA? r u in a conscious state of mind? i dont know wat ur own ancestors wore but sri lankan women had never worn amudaya but male farmers when they do work in their paddy fields.and we know there r so called Muslims schools in the country that kids from other cultures wud never be allowed to join. but all most every government schools which r the majority of students attending r Sinhalese allow Muslim student to join event to a certain extent. so is it unfair to expect them to be obedient at least with the school’s disciplinary regulations about the attire?

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    People!
    Pride of Asia to Bride of Asia, transformation starts with SAREE. Period.

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    It is very simple. Others cant decide what I wear. Let them decide what they wear.
    This lawyers must file a fundamental ights case against all perporaters including the officials and the Govt. for violating and not protecting them in Beruwala and Althgama. Also they can clearly file a case against Gnasara and BBS for terrorism charges under Prevention of terrorism act.( MR, GR for vilating constitutional rights of the people too) I know it is useless but still there is chance to start a debate for their own sake. These incidents are lining up one by one each and everyday. we as people of the country must do something to stop this crazy madness and maffia style ruling. I still believe and one day we may get to know the real culprits behind the scene. The Aluthgama incident is well planned and carryout by the MR, Gr and the gang. Thats why they dont arrest Gnasara for provocating under PTA.

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    When Buddhist monks expose their shaven head why allow the Muslims to cover their head. They too should shave isnt it.

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    I do not see an Allah’s command in the Koran that says Muslim women must put on a niqab or a hijab. Perhaps Maghribi can educate us.

    All that Koran says as I see it is; a women must protect their private parts and not show off their adornment (breasts, etc) except only that which is ‘apparent’. Read Koran 24:31 You’ll see what I mean. Extremists take what is ‘apparent’ is only eyes and palm. They take every other part of a woman as an adornment. Some others add face and ears to ‘apparent’ but hair and all other parts as adornments. Allah wasn’t 100% specific. So, like in very many other cases, Muslims kill each other on the imagine of Allah.

    I heard Dr. Shakeer Naik saying so long as a woman dress very as in that verse modestly, anything is permitted. So, what one want to wear is how one interpret of that verse. Different Muslims do it differently. Rules in Turkey is different to that of Saudi. In Egypt there are no official compulsions.

    Sri Lanka is not a Muslim country. So, our SC need not bother to interpret the Koran. Our institutions should be allowed to impose their rules. School should be allowed to adopt rules its children. Hospitals must do the same thing for nurses and other workers. Army must impose its rules on soldiers. So does all other institutions. Religion shouldn’t come in to play for that. Religious freedom is not a freedom to break institution rules. Otherwise this country will be like a circus.

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      Banda,

      It does not matter what is in the Koran; they want to wear hijab and that is their choice. My feeling is that, as long as no one covers one’s face, it does not matter as to what they wear. who are we to dictate as to what they should or should not wear. Why are the Buddhist Monks wearing yellow rope with half their shoulder showing? Why do Tamils and Sinhala women expose their middle part?

      “Sri Lanka is not a Muslim country.”

      It is not a Buddhist country either!

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        Burning_Issue

        “Sri Lanka is not a Muslim country.”

        “It is not a Buddhist country either!”

        It is not Sinhala/Buddhist country either.

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          Not just Malays everyone says Malaysia is a Muslim country.

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        When parents visited the school concerned first, it is said, they were told about the school rules, uniform and etc. Parents should have looked for a different school at that time, if they didn’t like those rules. Accepting the rules first, and demanding to change it after five years is very unfair. That is ‘taqiyya and kitman’ at its best.

        Its a deliberate attempt to bring double standard to the school and/or disharmony among children.

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        Burning_Issue

        “Why do Tamils and Sinhala women expose their middle part? “

        Good Question.

        Muslim women wearing sarees do not tend to expose the middle part, or cover the middle part with the saree.

        Catholic Nuns only showed the face.

        i maintain that unless everybody wears the Amude, any dress is all right as long the face is shown.

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      if so the singhala national dress of VEDDAHS should be made cupulsory to all. the teachers must go topless.

      the teachers shouldn’t wear sarees at all as it is from the indian hindu culture.

      GNANASARA too should be wearing the AMUDAYA. these long drobes pertains to muslim, jewish and christian culture.

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    if they need to be like ninjas, then kindly migrate to a country where it’s accepted.

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      why would they leave to ANYWHERE? they are born in SL just like u… IF u want others to go..U should take a boat to India first, for Buddhism came to SL from India.. so tells history…

      Nagas and Yaksas…ring a bell? bet not. thanakola kana kolla.. DONG

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        seems like you are good with boat travelling…Snowden Edward Asange is another pathetic loser licking muslim feet for nothing

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      Quote “if they need to be like ninjas, then kindly migrate to a country where it’s accepted. ” end quote….

      BY ur own standards.. then we have to ask all the Bhikkus living in the temples of western countries to remove the Robes and start wearing Jeans and T’s? or ask them to migrate back to SL?

      Idiocy at its best…. double dong

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        Snowden Edward Asange, go worship muslims [Edited out]

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    The bench comprised of DUMB Nitwits… stupids… The parent came to SUPREME courts coz there is NO compromise between the Principal and the parent… Within the school, the Principal has the Authority to ask the parent to leave.. The Principal CANNOT make the mother wear what she wants, the mother has her basic human right to choose what she wants…this mother is NOT exposing but covering herself properly.. I simply cant understand the logic of the BENCH…. what price does justice come to the Muslims? Never I believe..

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