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Hijab: Court Upturns Ruling Over Ban OnThe Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools


By Seun Adebosin

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Court of Appeal in Lagos has upturned the ruling of a State High Court on its ruling which placed ban on the use of Hijab by female Students in the State’s public schools.

The court in its unanimous ruling Thursday declared that the court’s ban on the use of Hijab was illegal; an infringement on right of others as well as discriminatory against Muslim students.

Following the punishment meted out to a female student of Kadara Junior High School Ebute Metta Lagsos, by her Principal due to use of Hijab within the school premises, the Lagos State branch of the Muslim Sudents Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has approached the court, challenging the action.

The court in its ruling Friday October 17, 2014 ruled that the use of Hijab amounted to trampling on other students’ right.

Not satisfied with the judgement, MSSN then filed an appeal for the reversal of the ruling.

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