The HRC think about the legislative regulation of the wearing of headscarves in schools

The Council of the Russian presidential human rights Council (HRC) was proposed to regulate the right of pupils to carry религ0иозной clothing, said on Thursday, February 9, the newspaper “Izvestia”.

“At least we need to agree on values and to develop common approaches. And then we’ll see if we are ready for a legislative solution of this problem,” — said a member of the HRC Evgeny Bobrov. In his opinion, the main question is how open students will be able to demonstrate their religious affiliation, and do not break is secularism of the Russian state.

Another member of the HRC Alexander Brod noted that in the country there are regions where the vast majority of the population are believers, and they will need to provide a special exception.

The debate on headscarves erupted after the leadership of Mordovia Republic has banned teachers and students at the school in the village of Belozerye wearing traditional Muslim apparel items, explaining that the prevention of extremism on the eve of the world championship on football of 2018. On January 24 the Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva said that the constitutional court ruled 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.

Against Vasilyeva was made by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. He recalled that the Russian Constitution guarantees every citizen freedom of conscience and religion. She also pointed to her three daughters-a student attending classes in hijab. “Olga Vasilyeva requires that they handkerchiefs? Girls this will never do,” he said.

According to the poll on January 31, now 47 percent of Russians believe that religious attributes in school “there is nothing wrong” and only 37 percent believe that the ban should act.