Supreme Court rejects plea for uniform dress code in educational institution

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a plea asking for a uniform dress code for students and teachers in all Indian educational institutions. Notably, as the Supreme Court refused to review it, the petitioner sought to withdraw his plea which had previously been allowed by the bench, according to the news agency. ANI report.

Importantly, a petition filed with the Supreme Court called on the center and the states to take appropriate steps to implement a common dress code in state-registered and recognized educational institutions for the purpose of guarantee social equality, ensure dignity and promote fraternity, unity and national integration, the report says.

The report further notes that the petition filed by Nikhil Upadhyay through attorney Ashwani Kumar Dubey states that the common dress code reduces violence and promotes a more positive educational environment, while asserting that the role of education universal in strengthening the social fabric of democracy through provisions of equal opportunity for all has been accepted since the establishment of our republic.

According to the petition, “Thus, the common dress code is not only necessary to reinforce the values ​​of equality, social justice, democracy and to create a just and humane society, but also essential to reduce the greatest threat of caste, communalism, classism, radicalism, separatism and fundamentalism.” The petitioner further pointed out that in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Singapore and China, all schools and colleges adhere to a common dress code despite frequent challenges to the constitutionality of dress guidelines. He also sought to guide the Indian Law Commission to prepare a report suggesting measures to ensure social equality and promote brotherhood, dignity, unity and national integration within three months, according to the report.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, the Supreme Court noted that the rules state that educational institutions have the power to prescribe uniforms. The remark came from a bench of Judges Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia, who were hearing various pleas against the Karnataka HC judgment upholding the hijab ban in educational institutions. While Judge Gupta asked if you argued that government schools cannot have uniforms, the lawyer replied that while educational institutions could, they could not restrict the wearing of hijab.

(With ANI entries)

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