Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tunisia moves against headscarves

My earlier blog on 8 Oct stated that Morocco had moved to drop headscarf worn by the female gender. It seems that the Tunisian authorities have launched a campaign against the Islamic veil worn by some women to cover their hair.

Human rights groups describe the move as unconstitutional. Police in Tunisia have been stopping women on the streets and asking them to remove their headscarves and sign pledges that they will not go back to wearing them. Under a ban introduced in 1981, women in Tunisia are not allowed to wear Islamic dress in schools or government offices. Those who insist on it face losing their jobs. Strong call indeed. (source: BBC News)
Tags: Headscarf, Morocco, Tunisia, Veil, Islamic, Religious

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