Amit Shah breaks silence on the ‘hijab controversy’

Union Home Minster Amit Shah Image: HindustanTimes

In an exclusive interview with News18, the Home Minister shares his views on the recent controversy


Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said he believes people of all religions should accept school dress codes, adding to that  “It is my personal belief that people of all religions should accept the school’s dress code. Now it is up to the court to take a decision as the matter is sub judice.” 

This comes amidst the hijab controversy in Karnataka.

“My personal belief only remains until the court makes a decision, whatever it decides should be followed by all,” Shah said in the interview.

“Ultimately, it has to be decided whether the country will function on the Constitution or whims and once the court makes a decision, then I should accept it, and everyone should accept it”, said Shah.

Karnataka High court Image: Indian Legal

When asked about the involvement of Campus Front of India, a student movement said to be affiliated with Popular Front of India (PFI), Shah replied, “these people may have their active involvement, but I’ll just say that their intentions will not come to fruition. The people of India will accept the court’s judgment once it comes.”

On asking about the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which saw protests erupting at multiple locations including the protest at Shaheen Bagh which went on for over 100 days, Shah said it was not the priority as the country faced Covid-19 pandemic.

“As long as we are not free from Covid-19, this can’t be a priority.”

 “We have seen three waves. Thankfully, things are getting better, the third wave is receding. The decision is linked to the Covid situation. But there is no question of going back on it. The question does not arise,” he said.

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