KIBLAT.NET, Jakarta – The polemic of the veil banning in the Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga has finally been pulled out/cancelled, as the ban on wearing a veil in the campus environment has formally cancelled by the management of the university.
According to the rector of UIN Sunan Kalijaga, the cancellation of the ban was approved by the management after the coordinated meeting in the university was conducted.
“Based on the coordinated meeting outcome/Rapat Koordinasi Universitas (RKU) on last Saturday, 10th March 2018, it has been decided that the Surat Rektor No. B1301/U.02/AK.00.3/02/2018 on the coaching program for veiled students has been pulled out/cancelled to maintain a conducive academic climate”, he said in the release that was accepted by Kiblat.net on Saturday (10/03/2018).
The rector letter, Surat Rektor No. B1301/U.02/AK.00.3/02/2018 was emphasized as an important letter and being distributed to the Director of Postgraduate, the Dean of Faculties, the Head Unit/the institution of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta.
Previously, the name of UIN Sunan Kalijaga was viral in the society after the banning of veil wearing in the campus area. Various parties have criticized the ban, including the Head of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) KH. Ma’ruf Amin.
“We have to listen to the argument why veil wearing is being banned. Islam allowed women to wear a veil, thus based on what aspect that the students of UIN Sunan Kalijaga are prohibited from wearing face veil”, he said to Kiblat.net at MUI Center, Jakarta on Tuesday (06/03/2018).