“School must respect its female student’s choice to wear jilbab, so it should not issue a threat to the student to strip her jilbab,” Nur Kholis, a member of the National Commission on Human Rights (KOmnas HAM) to Republika Online, 7/1/14.The commission asked the school executives not to issue any policy to remove the student from the school. “It’s not allowed for the school to remove its student because of jilbab matters,” Kholis confirmed. Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadharma Ali harshly criticized the state school’s policy which banning Muslim female student to wear jilbab. He promised to discuss this case with Minister of Education Muhammad Nuh.
Meanwhile, Ikatan Pelajar Putri Nahdlatul Ulama, a female student wing of Nahdlatul Ulama, regretted the school’s policy and supported Deputy Minister of Education and Culture to take a measure against the school.