A human rights organisation
Muslims for Human Rights on Thursday said religious discrimination in learning institutions will polarise the nation.
Chairman Khelef Khalifa said non-Muslim schools should not force girls not to wear hijabs. A
hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest and is worn by Muslim women.
Likewise, he said Muslims schools should not force non-Muslims to do what does not conform to their religion.
said this was unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a Court of Appeal ruling allowing Muslim students to wear hijabs in non-Muslim schools.
Judges said the decision goes against school uniform policy.
Khalifa the ruling has been misinterpreted.
In September 2016, the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier ruling by the High Court that had banned hijabs in public schools.
The three-judge bench said students should be allowed to wear religious items of clothing in addition to their specified school uniforms.
The Methodist Church went to court complaining that permitting Muslims girls to wear hijabs and white trousers created disparity among students.
Khalifa said religious discrimination works in favour of extremist groups and should be avoided at all cost.
He said militants such as al Shabaab will take advantage and start luring the victims.
"The link between attires and studies have no national importance. Christians and Muslims have been in harmony and let schools not disrupt this," he said.
Khalifa said the Muslims have been schooled by their Christian counterparts.
Muhuri deputy executive director Rahma Gulam said hijabs "keep
off prying eyes".
Gulam said favouring of one community will only polarise the country further.