Bengaluru, Feb. 8: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday ordered closure of high schools and colleges in the state for three days in the wake of violent incidents at a few colleges over the hijab row.
"I appeal to all to maintain peace in the state. I want no one issue provocative statements. Let us wait for High Court judgement tomorrow," said Chief Minister.
He has directed police to maintain law and order in the state.
Meanwhile, Karnataka High Court on Tuesday has adjourned hearing a petition on hijab issue for Wednesday.
Five students of a government pre-university college in Udupi have challenged the college's move to bar headscarf-wearing students from attending classes.