Supreme Court Upholds The Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools

By: KHODED KING / June 17, 2022 / 12

Muslims Female Students in Lagos State have rights to wear Hijab to school without [email protected] or discri#ination, the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja ruled on Friday, June 17.
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The court dismissed an appeal by the Lagos State Government and upheld the earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which held that the ban on hijab was discri#inatory against Muslim students in the state.
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The court upheld that the ban [email protected] the Muslim students’ rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, the dignity of human persons and freedom from discri#ination guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution.
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The Lagos State Government had banned the use of the hijab, arguing that it was not part of the approved school uniform for pupils.
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Following the ban, the students filed the suit on May 27, 2015, seeking redress and asked the court to declare the ban as a [email protected] of their rights to freedom of thought, religion and education.

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