Thursday, February 12, 2015

Russian Supreme Court Upholds Hijab Ban

According to World Bulletin, Russia's Supreme Court yesterday upheld the ban imposed by Russia's Mordovia region on the wearing of the hijab in schools. The appeal to Russia's top court was brought by the Muslim Tatar community in Mordovia.  The ban also applies to religious symbols, as well as to piercings, mini-skirts, jeans and bright-colored hair.