29 March 2016

Muslim girl sues Prague nursing school for ban on hijab

A foreign female student, whom a Prague secondary nursing school banned from wearing the Muslim veil covering her head and neck (hijab) during classes in 2013, has sued the school, her lawyer Radka Korbelova Dohnalova has told CTK.

The lawyer said a Prague district court will deal with the case.

Two Muslim girls left their school due to the ban on hijab in the Czech Republic in 2013. One was from Somalia and the other from Afghanistan.

Ombudsman Anna Sabatova supported the girls then and said the school discriminated against them indirectly.

The school argued that students must not have their heads covered in the classroom. Sabatova demanded that the school rules be changed as the hijab is a religious symbol. [CTK] Read more