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RSS FeedsTop Austrian court overturns headscarf ban
(World News Austria)


28 december 2020 14:45:41

Top Austrian court overturns headscarf ban
(World News Austria)

IGGÖ President Ümit Vural welcomed the high court ruling, but both Austrian Minister of Education Heinz Faßmann and Minister for Women Susanne Raab, said it was regrettable. `It does not give girls the opportunity to make their way through the education system free of coercion,` according to Faßmann while Raab said it was `regrettable when little girls have to wear a headscarf and cover themselves in primary school`. Leader of the Freedom Party in Upper Austria, Manfred Haimbuchner, commented after the ruling: `The prohibition of the wearing of Islamic headscarves in elementary schools was never intended to be a restriction of religious freedom, but rather as a protective mechanism against...

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