The signatories in the open letter, endorsed by over 130 groups across 15 states, have stated that the Indian Constitution mandates schools and collages to nurture plurality.
Believed to be a fallout of Karnataka’s hijab row, the management of a rehabilitation sciences institute has allegedly asked Muslim girl students to adopt a strict dress code and avoid wearing burqa.
Meanwhile, Director of School Education PR Rudra Goud said his department is formulating a dress code so that there is uniformity in clothes among students while at school.
Accordingly, the committee is planning to recommend to the Karnataka government to direct clubs in the state to do away with the dress code for guests.
'I noticed that the male teachers were not asked to follow any such dress code.'
The new dress code recommends formal clothing for women such as "simple and decent shalwar qameez, trouser, shirt with dupatta/shawl" and prohibits wearing tights or jeans.
The CJI, who was sharing dais with Justices Indu Malhotra and Hrishikesh Roy, said the apex court may soon come out with instructions on the dress code for lawyers and the judges.
Surname, the column on the dress code, the language of the question paper are hovering the candidates during registration.