Court upholds headscarf ban for Muslim teachers in German state

A court in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia upheld a ban Tuesday on Muslim female teachers wearing headscarves in schools.

Court upholds headscarf ban for Muslim teachers in German state
A court in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia upheld a ban Tuesday on Muslim female teachers wearing headscarves in schools.

Wearing a headscarf violated "a state regulation against religious symbols" in public schools, the administrative court in the western city of Dusseldorf ruled.

The case was brought by a 52-year-old secondary school teacher, who said she would appeal Tuesday's ruling.

Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia imposed a ban on headscarves in June 2006.


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Last Mod: 15 Ağustos 2007, 10:23
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