Hijab crisis: You’re inviting chaos – Islamic group warns Christians, Kwara

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has issued a stern warning to the Kwara State Authorities, saying that any try by the federal government to comb the correct of the Muslim girl-child to put on hijab beneath the carpet will likely be resisted.

MURIC declared that the legislation is on the facet of the Muslims, including that there will likely be no retreat, no give up.

The Islamic rights group referred to as on stakeholders to name the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) to order, heaping the blames of the violence that erupted in one of many faculties on Wednesday solely on CAN.

DAILY POST reported on Wednesday that violence erupted on the Baptist Secondary Faculty, Surulere, Ilorin, Kwara State over the refusal of the college authorities to permit feminine college students to make use of hijab.

Dad and mom of the scholars engaged the college authorities in a scorching argument which resulted in a stone-throwing contest between Christians and Muslims.

The President of Kwara Baptist Convention, Reverend Victor Dada, claimed that not less than 20 folks, together with 4 pastors, have been wounded and three hospitalised through the violence.

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The cleric mentioned the Muslim fundamentalists promised to burn down the three-storey constructing the place Christians have been gathered for a peaceable demonstration

However in an announcement signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC mentioned “CAN is guilty for all these, for disrespecting the rule of legislation.

“CAN was the one which referred to as on its members to occupy that faculty. Happily, the ugly scene solely performed out in a single out of ten faculties. However it’s a massive disgrace that in twenty first century Kwara, CAN is popping its members towards democratic norms, towards the rule of legislation.

“Each the Ilorin Excessive Court docket and the Court docket of Enchantment have dominated in favour of hijab. It’s, subsequently, unlawful, illegitimate, illegal and unconstitutional for CAN to insist that its members mustn’t obey the courts and that the colleges mustn’t enable feminine Muslim college students to make use of the hijab and even enter the college premises. It’s the peak of lawlessness.

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“We assert that CAN needs to be held chargeable for no matter occurs in these faculties. We marvel why the Nigerian civil society is silent over this open rape on the rule of legislation.

“Is it as a result of Muslims are on the receiving finish? Is it as a result of the Christian management is the wrongdoer? We reject selective justice.

“It’s a well-known reality in fashionable society that any group that flouts court docket pronouncement is inviting chaos.

“MURIC warns the Kwara State Authorities (KWSG) towards compromising its authority over this concern. Any try by KWSG to spoon-feed CAN or to comb the correct of the Muslim girl-child to put on hijab beneath the carpet will likely be resisted by the Muslim neighborhood. The legislation is on our facet. On hijab we stand. There will likely be no retreat, no give up.”

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