Muslim women legislatures vow to fight ban on Hijab
Parliamentary muslim women legislatures have this evening issued a presser in Parliament building condeming the decision by Supreme Court to overrule the previous Court of appeal ruling. In a ruling that has received a huge public outcry the Supreme Court insists that wearing Hijab contravenes the school uniform policy in non-muslim schools. The legislatures have promised to fight for the rights of Muslim girls insisting the decision is disregard to human rights. “We will fight this even if it means moving to the international court,” said Hon. Rehema Jaldesa.
The Supreme Court made the ruling after the Methodist Church appealed the earlier ruling by the court of appeal that allowed Muslim girls to wear Hijab in missionary schools. Muslim clerics have also aired their dissatisfaction over the ruling terming it as a fuel for religious intolerance and marginalisation of the Muslims. Lawyer Ahmednassir has termed the ruling as a show of Islamophobia by the Court.