Muslim Girl Wins School Dress Case

This is good news…

A 16-year-old British Muslim girl has won the right to wear full Islamic dress at school.

Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that Shabina Begum had been “unlawfully denied … the right to manifest her religion.”

Begum was sent home from Denbigh High School in Luton, north of London, in September 2002 for wearing a jilbab, which covers the body except for the hands and face.

The school said the jilbab posed a health and safety risk and might cause divisions among pupils.

[Source: CNN]

I think everyone should be free to wear whatever they want to wear as long as it’s respectful.

Different people from the same society have different religions and faiths, and there should always be mutual respect for their different beliefs and ways of life.
If a person’s religion tells them to follow a certain dress code or food code, then it’s their business only and no one has the right to interfere.

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