Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Headscarf case

  • Hijab Ban Case: Constitutional Questions before the Indian Supreme Court

    –Ashish Goel, Advocate, Supreme Court of India Earlier this year, a three-judge Bench of the Karnataka High Court (HC) decided that female Muslim students have no fundamental right to wear a headscarf inside government schools. Given the manner in which the Petitioners put forth their arguments and given the dominance that the ‘essential religious practices’ test has on matters of religion in Indian constitutional law, the finding of the HC hardly came as a surprise.

  • A Coat of Many Colors

    —Claudia E. Haupt, Associate-in-Law, Columbia Law School Cross-posted from the Center for Law and Religion Forum at St. John’s University School of Law In this post, I want to pick up some of the themes I alluded to in my first post and respond to Marc’s observations here and Mark’s observations here.