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Chechnya Head Signed a Law Allowing Schoolgirls to Wear the Hijab

The bill emphasizes that wearing national dress is allowed, if it is not contrary to Federal law, it doesn’t harm or violate the rights and freedoms of others.

The head of Chechnya signed the Parliament adopted amendments to the law “On education in the Chechen Republic” according to which schools will have the right to establish requirements to clothes disciples. It will enter into force after ten days after day of official publication in the local press, said the press service of the regional Parliament.

The bill emphasizes the right of students to wear clothes or symbols according to folk traditions and religious beliefs, if not inconsistent with Federal law, does not harm their health and does not violate the rights and freedoms of others.

“The appropriate local normative act of an educational institution shall take into account the views of the student Council, parents’ Council and the representative body of workers of the organization and (or) students in it (if any) in favour of the rights of citizens to freedom of conscience and freedom of religion,” the document reads.

The Chechen Parliament on 30 March adopted amendments to local law students of the Republic the wearing of clothing or symbols, in accordance with their religion, including the hijab.

In January the Minister of education of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva said that students should not stress their religion attributes of the clothing. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said in response that it imposes on society in my personal opinion.

At the same time Kadyrov wrote in social networks that the hijab is maintained artificially, to distract from the real problems in schools, and stated that his daughter-Schoolgirls wearing the traditional Muslim headscarves

In the message of the Chechen Parliament it was noted that the introduced into the law “On education in Chechnya,” the article does not contradict the Federal law.



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