Hijab debate: Union Minister Giriraj Singh demands Uniform Civil Code

His comment comes after the Karnataka High Court issued an interim order that bans religious clothing in colleges where uniform is prescribed.

Union Minister Giriraj Singh emphasised the need for the Uniform Civil Code while speaking to reporters on Friday

“Uniform Civil Code is the need of the hour. The country is one, so there should be one law for all,”the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department told ANI reporters earlier today. 

His comments come in the light of the ongoing hijab controversy which started in Udupi, Karnataka where female Muslim students were barred from attending college classes. The protests have spread across Karnataka and have made national news in the past few days. Earlier this week, in a bid to maintain public law and order, the Karnataka government shut all schools and colleges for three days.