Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Two Girls Quit School in Prague Due to Hijab Ban; Human Rights Org. Claims Muslims' Rights Denied

Two Muslim girls have dropped out of a nursing secondary school in Prague because they were not allowed to wear their hijabs -- being the first to have ended their studies for this reason in the Czech Republic -- the Europe News website reports today (November 13, 2013).

Czech authorities said the case would probably end up with the ombudsman's office, and lawyers were considering filing an anti-discrimination lawsuit.

Ivanka Kohoutova -- the principal of the Prague school -- said the school had made no mistake. She believes that since the law did not define the wearing of hijabs, schools could create their own rules.

On the other hand, human rights organizations believe that this is discrimination and intervention in personality rights.

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