Muslim women call to end headscarf ban in Tatarstan

Even though there is no official law on the headscarf, schoolgirls in Tatarstan are being forced to remove it.

Muslim women call to end headscarf ban in Tatarstan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Union of Muslim Women in Russia and Tatarstan have called on the Russian Education Ministry to remove the headscarf ban in schools in the Republic of Tataristan.

In the 'Women Representatives of Peace' meeting, which hosted 324 delegates including those from the Russian republics of Bashkortistan and Mordovia, speakers called for the ban on the headscarf to end.

Union of Muslim Women in Russia head Naile Ziganshin said that even though there was no official law on the headscarf, schoolgirls were being forced to remove it. She then called on the Education Ministry to do what was necessary to prevent this breach of rights.

Last Mod: 06 Haziran 2014, 17:51
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