ČTK | 11 NOVEMBER 2013
Prague, Nov 8 (CTK) – Two Muslim girls left a nursing secondary school in Prague as they were not permitted to wear their hijabs, being the first to have ended their studies for this reason in the Czech Republic, Czech Television (CT) said Friday.
CT said the case would probably end up with the ombudsman’s office and lawyers were considering filing an anti-discrimination lawsuit.
The principal of the Prague school Ivanka Kohoutova said the school had made no mistake.
She said since the law did not define the wearing of hijab, schools could create their own rules.
However, human rights organisations are of the view that this is discrimination and intervention in personality rights, CT said.
When entering the school, the two Muslim girls, one Somali woman, aged 23, and an Afghan woman, 25, found out that teaching in hijab was impossible, it added.
“The principal summoned me and told me: ‘If you want to be in the school, you must not wear the scarf.’ I said this was against my religion as I am a Muslim,” Nasra, one of the women, told CT.
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