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Hijab problem arises in Azerbaijani school in Georgia


A seventh grade Azerbaijani student wearing a hijab is forbidden from entering school in the Azerbaijani-populated Garajala village of Georgia’s Telavi district.

 

The girl’s father, Tahir Astanov, accused the school’s administration of restricting freedom of religion, calling on Georgia’s Ministry of Education and Science to react to this issue, APA's Georgia bureau reported. 

    

Tahir Astanov has already appealed to the Telavi Resource Center over the incident.  

 

School principal Elza Ashirova said that the ban on wearing hijabs was imposed on the basis of school rules. According to her, schoolchildren are not allowed to come to school wearing hats and other veils.

 

In recent years, several hijab problems arose in Georgian schools. Earlier, the Georgian ombudsman called on the country’s Ministry of Education and Science to ensure the rights of students to express their religious affiliation.

 

 

 

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