The jinx has been broken and the effects will follow. There are many female Muslim law students who are already warming up to follow Firdaos’ example and face the consequences. The interesting thing is that there is no oppression that lasts forever. Apartheid did not last forever in South Africa; colonialism too ended in Africa.
Whether we like it or not, there are strong indications that like the American Rosa Parks, Abdulsalam Firdaos has liberated female law students from the unconstitutional and unjust insistence on asking them to remove their hijabs during the call to bar ceremony. It is just a matter of time for justice and constitutionality to be entrenched in our education system. Surely, time will tell.