Petitioners being members of the transgender community have filed this Writ Petition seeking a declaration that all references to “husband” and “wife” and “male” and “female” in the Special Marriage Act, 1954 be read to include the words “spouse” to include all persons irrespective of their gender identity and sexual orientation.
On behalf of Karnataka Rajya SC/ST Guttigedarara Sangha (Karnataka State Contractors Association), CLPR has filed…
CLPR on behalf of Women’s Voice, an organization which works specifically for rights of marginalized women filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court challenging the order dated 15.03.2022 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in Writ Petition No. 2347 of 2022. The Judgment not only held that the wearing of Hijab by Muslim women does not form a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith, but also that the prescription of school uniforms which prohibit head scarves is a reasonable restriction and that it does not violate Articles 14, 15, 19(1)(a), and 21 of the Constitution of India, and that the Government Order dated 05.02.2022 which prohibits head scarves in universities is valid
The Petitioners, pre-university Muslim students had filed W.P No. 2347/2022 challenging the Karnataka State Government’s Order dated 05.02.2022 which gave a directive that the uniform or dress code prescribed by the College Development Committees (CDCs) shall be mandatorily followed by the students.