The presidential Council on human rights (HRC) proposed to leave to the regions the right to decide on the permissibility of wearing headscarves in schools. In an interview with National news service (NSN) said the Deputy Chairman of the presidential Council Evgeny Bobrov.
“Wearing hijab is a violation of the Constitution is not, because we have a secular state, and educational activities also must comply with the adopted laws. But I believe that in the regions where it is customary to wear the hijab, perhaps to allow them to wear in schools,” said beavers, noting that this item needs to be written in the law “On education”.
A member of the HRC added that the situation must be discussed with the staff of the Ministry of education and representatives of the denomination. It should be regulated at the level of subjects of Federation.
Earlier on January 25 the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said that the Russian Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and religion. “My three daughters in school, wearing the hijab, have great grades. Olga Vasilyeva requires that they handkerchiefs? Girls this will never do,” he explained.
The mufti of Chechnya Salah Haji Mezhiev has called the ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in educational establishments of the Republic of Mordovia infringement of human rights.
On January 24 the Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva said that the question already decided by the Constitutional court, postanowili that the hijab has no place in school. “I don’t think truly religious people attribute their attitude to the faith, we try to emphasize,” said she.
Earlier, the management of Mordovia has banned teachers and students at the school in the village of Belozerye to wear the Islamic headscarf in order to prevent extremism on the eve of the world Cup, which Russia will host in 2018.
In 2015 the Supreme court of Russia upheld the ban on wearing headscarves and other religious paraphernalia, as well as mini-skirts, jeans, clothing with plunging neckline and body piercing in schools of Mordovia. Initially, the ban was established by the government of the Republic.