School has right to forbid student from wearing niqab: German court

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Published on 22 Aug 2016 8:49 PM GMT

School has right to forbid student from wearing niqab: German court
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Berlin: A German court on Monday ruled that a public school had the right to forbid a Muslim girl from wearing a nikab (face-covering veil) while attending high school classes.

An appeal in this regard was made by an 18-year-old German Muslim woman arguing the niqab was important according to her religious beliefs. The appeal was, however, rejected by the Osnabrück administrative court.

It may be recalled that a ban on burqa (veil) was last week proposed by security officials from conservative bloc of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The officials had sought a ban to be imposed on face-covering veils in public places.

Other highlights:

  • The girl’s request was first rejected by her school saying it was hampering the teachers from havin an open communication with her.
  • The school also said it was harming the educational mandate.

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