Rejoicing the decision to end hijab ban for basketball players, a Bosnian Muslim player has expressed happiness after receiving approval from the International Basketball Federation(FIBA) to don her hijab during matches." I am very happy. I have always fought for what I believe is right, ” Bosnian professional basketball player Indira Kaljo told to Doğan Agency News on Wednesday, August 26. Kaljo made her comments during her visit to the Turkish capital Istanbul, where she represents Saudi Arabia ' s female basketball team Jeddah United, according to On Islam. The 27 - year - old player was among two female Muslim who called on FIBA, last August, to revoke the imposed hijab ban during matches. “Two years ago, I decided to wear a headscarf. It was a personal decision, yet many people were against it at first. I was enjoying a good position in my career, ” Kaljo said, adding that FIBA did not allow female and male players to wear headwear.Recommended:Muslim women on wearing the hijab in Europe“A while later, I followed my heart and decided to wear a headscarf. I know being on the road to Allah would make me happy. " Offering a new hope for scores of veiled Muslim players, the world’s basketball body amended last September its rules to allow Islamic headscarf or hijab during official competitions on a trial basis, a decision welcomed by Muslim athletes. " I either would fight to protect women ' s rights or retire. I always struggle for what I believe in and started a campaign to lift this ban on the Internet, ” Kaljo said.Recommended:Hijab in Islam“We collected 70,000 signatures from women and men, either Muslim or not. The United States Olympic Committee applied to FIBA to lift the headscarf ban. " According to FIBA, the two years ban suspension was deemed as a " testing phase " that will be evaluated in 2015 and full reviewed in 2016. Players in FIBA endorsed 3x3 competitions will be allowed to wear head cover without restrictions, according to the federation. Before September, Islamic headscarf or hijab was banned in FIBA matches. The ban was justified by FIBA as a way to remain religiously neutral. The Muslim player supports Stars of Basketball Hoop Project at Avcılar İmam - Hatip High School which includes 24 female students playing basketball. The project, which is organized by Gül - Der Foundation, was given TL 80,000($27,300) by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.Recommended:Qatar out of women’s basketball games over hijab ban "This month, we celebrate the first anniversary of this decision. Being in Istanbul and doing activities make me feel different,” she said. “We can see players wearing headscarves from now on and in the future. It is very pleasing.” Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.