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