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Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society bans hijab, says it will empower women: Religious groups, students outrage
India

Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society bans hijab, says it will empower women: Religious groups, students outrage

Kozhikode-based MES, with its 100-odd educational institutes and a student strength of about a lakh, issued a circular banning hijab and instructing the heads to not allow students with any dress covering their face from the next academic year. The move has got traditionalists in the community up in arms.

Mangaluru college bans hijab: Facing protests, institute says students bound to follow dress code
India

Mangaluru college bans hijab: Facing protests, institute says students bound to follow dress code

Facing protests by a section of students for not allowing them to wear Hijab (head scarf) in a classroom, the St Agnes college management here on Friday said that students are bound to follow the dress code prescribed.

Indian grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan says she believes in all religions but it shouldn't be mixed with sports
Sports

Indian grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan says she believes in all religions but it shouldn't be mixed with sports

Soumya Swaminathan opted out of the Asian Team Chess championship after she found out about the organisers' instruction of 'compulsory headscarf'.

Uttar Pradesh school prohibits Muslim girl student from wearing headscarf, tells her to join a madrassa
India

Uttar Pradesh school prohibits Muslim girl student from wearing headscarf, tells her to join a madrassa

A school in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh has reportedly barred Muslim girl students from wearing a headscarf to class, saying that they don't go with the dress code of the school.

EU apex court allows companies to bar staff from wearing headscarf; human rights groups protest
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EU apex court allows companies to bar staff from wearing headscarf; human rights groups protest

By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Companies may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders.In its first ruling on a hot political issue across Europe, the Court of Justice (ECJ) found a Belgian firm which had a rule barring employees who dealt with customers from wearing visible religious and political symbols may not have discriminated against a receptionist dismissed for wearing a headscarf.The judgment on that and a French case came on the eve of a Dutch election in which Muslim immigration is a key issue and weeks before France votes for a president in a similarly charged campaign.

Germany: Muslim woman wins legal battle to wear headscarf at workplace
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Germany: Muslim woman wins legal battle to wear headscarf at workplace

A Muslim lawyer in Germany has won the right to wear a headscarf at work after a court ruled that there was no legal basis to prevent her from doing so.

Boot for a scarf? Christian professor put on leave for wearing headscarf in solidarity with Muslims
Life

Boot for a scarf? Christian professor put on leave for wearing headscarf in solidarity with Muslims

A professor at a Chicago Christian college who has been placed on administrative leave after donning a headscarf to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims said on Wednesday that her actions are demonstrations of her own faith.

#MyStealthyFreedom: Unique online protest against compulsory hijab in Iran
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#MyStealthyFreedom: Unique online protest against compulsory hijab in Iran

Women in Iran are protesting against compulsory headscarf in a unique way by sharing photographs of their uncovered heads through My Stealthy Freedom, an online social movement by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad.

Group of women kick, punch Muslim mom in UK for wearing hijab
World

Group of women kick, punch Muslim mom in UK for wearing hijab

In a 'racist' attack, a group of women in London allegedly abused, punched and kicked a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf.

Germany's highest court overturns ban on headscarves for teachers, calls it unconstitutional
World

Germany's highest court overturns ban on headscarves for teachers, calls it unconstitutional

Germany's highest court has struck down a state's ban on teachers wearing headscarves as unconstitutional, saying that it violates guaranteed religious freedoms.

Justices weigh case of US Muslim denied job over headscarf
World

Justices weigh case of US Muslim denied job over headscarf

Abercrombie & Fitch has since changed its policy on headscarves and has settled similar lawsuits elsewhere. But it has continued to fight Elauf's claim at the Supreme Court.

 Michelle Obama forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia, stirs up controversy
World

Michelle Obama forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia, stirs up controversy

For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

France may broaden ban on Muslim headscarf
World

France may broaden ban on Muslim headscarf

French President Francois Hollande says he wants a new law that could extend restrictions against wearing of prominent religious symbols in state jobs into the private sector.

Asian Football Federation urges FIFA to lift hijab ban
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Asian Football Federation urges FIFA to lift hijab ban

The Asian Football Confederation on Monday urged football's top lawmaking body to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players.