Austrian lawmakers approve elementary school headscarf ban

Written by on May 16, 2019

Austrian lawmakers have approved plans to ban girls in elementary schools from wearing headscarves, a move that would add to existing restrictions on veils.

The Austria Press Agency reported that lawmakers from the governing coalition of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s conservative People’s Party and the anti-migration Freedom Party supported the measure late Wednesday.

Kurz’s party conceded that the new headscarf ban is likely to face challenges at Austria’s Constitutional Court.

The measure bans wearing “ideologically or religiously characterized clothing” that covers the head, and specifies that it refers to items “that cover the whole or large parts of the hair.”

Austria’s previous government prohibited full-face veils in courts, schools and other “public places” and banned police officers, judges, magistrates and public prosecutors from wearing headscarves.

Source: Fox News World

Listen to https://magaoneradio.net and Listen Daily! Don't Forget to Share Click a Link Below!

Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Current track

Title

Artist

%d bloggers like this: