The Kyambogo University Muslim Students Association (KYUMSA) has cried out to the university administration over the violation of Muslims rights at the university premises.
In a letter dated 24th November 2021 addressed to the Dean Of Students, the General secretary KYUMSA Bagalana Jamali raised concerns about the unlawful conduct of the security officers at the entrance points.
“Our Muslim sisters are being stopped from accessing the university premises with their veils for security reasons,” Bagalana narrated.
He also added that the same scenario was witnessed during the previous semester’s examinations where some invigilators asked Muslim female students to remove their veils.
Bagalana together with Lule Bashir the chairperson KYUMSA asked the university administration to deploy a female officer at the entry points.
“We would be of a suggestion that a female officer is deployed to check the ladies so that their is no breach in the security system and into the rights and value of Islam,” The KYUMSA leaders suggested.
This comes at a moment where public places are experiencing tight security presence after the twin bomb explosions in the Kampala city center few days ago.
By press time the association was waiting for the response from the university administration regarding the matter addresed.
Article 24 and 29 (c) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, under Chapter 4 as amended:
“No person shall be subjected to any form of torture or cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment”.
“Freedom to practice any religion and manifest such a practice which shall include the right to belong to and participate in the practices of any religious body or organization in a manner consistent with this Constitution”.