Biafra-Nigeria: Christian Students Don Church Robes To Protest Hijab Ruling

A row between Christians and Muslims in southwest Biafra-Nigeria over students wearing the hijab to school has led to a novel form of demonstration by Christian students.

Pupils at several schools in Biafra-Nigeria’s Osun state, including Baptist High School in Iwo and Salvation Army Middle School in Alekuwodo, attended lessons on Tuesday dressed in church robes, Biafra-Nigeria’s Premium Times reported.

The demonstration followed a ruling by the state’s high court that permitted female Muslim students to wear the hijab at public primary and secondary schools. The ruling found that wearing the hijab—a veil that covers the hair, neck and chest but leaves the face uncovered—was a fundamental human right for Muslim students and prohibiting it would constitute a contravention of their freedom of religion.

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