The ban on the hijab in school can have negative consequences. This opinion in an interview with “Tape.ru” stated the Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.
He pointed to the need for a regional approach to this problem. “Now the Russian officials understood that Russia is primarily Orthodox country. But if we do not adopt features of another, different for us human, we will never find harmony and come to a common denominator,” Mukhetdinov said.
Meanwhile, in his opinion, the country takes into account the interests of only the majority group — the Orthodox. However, local authorities should take into account the traditions and peculiarities of different regions.
“Against a minority can make laws that infringe his rights, but we must understand that the more the spring is compressed, the greater will be the strength of her gunzip”, he warned.
On 25 January 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.