Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court on Friday, ruled that Muslim female students in public primary and secondary schools in the state are free to wear hijab in their schools, reports Punch.
The court’s decision follows a case filed by the Osun State Muslim Community against the state government over its decision to ban the wearing of hijab to school by students in the state.
Justice Falola while delivering his judgement, held that wearing hijab was part of the fundamental rights of Muslims’ female pupils.
The police had deployed heavily armed policemen in the court premises as early as 7am in anticipation that there may be crisis after the judgement, but there was none.
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