BRUSSELS – Protests around headscarf ruling

Around thousand protesters gathered in Brussels on Sunday under the banner “#HijabisFightBack Protest” to protest against the decision of the Constitutional Court supporting a higher education establishment which intends to prohibit its students from wearing signs representing philosophical or religious belief.

The protest came after a much-discussed ruling by the Constitutional Court on 4 June, which ruled that the ban on wearing visible religious badges, intended to create a “neutral” environment, does not violate religious freedom or the right to education or the constitution. The case had been brought before the court in 2017.

French-speaking ministers of the Brussels government have decided to lift any ban on the wearing of religious badges for higher education students, starting in the coming school year.

(Alexandra Brzozowski, EURACTIV.com)

 

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