The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church criticized the Chechen Parliament adopted a law allowing students to wear clothing in accordance with religious beliefs. On Monday, April 3, reports “Interfax”.
“Securing students such a right in the law of the Chechen Republic is a violation of the principle of the secular character of education in state schools, so in this part of the amendment subject to adjustment”, — explained the head of the legal service of the Patriarchate abbess Xenia Chernega.
She added that this right of students is not provided by Federal law and cannot be imposed by the laws of the Federation.
On 31 March, the Chechen Parliament adopted amendments to the local law on education, under which students can wear clothing or symbols, in accordance with national traditions and religious beliefs.
Afterwards, the Kremlin said the lack of a unified position on the admissibility of the hijab in educational institutions and in the state Duma suggested to finalize the document.
The debate about Islamic paraphernalia in clothing started after Mordovia teachers and students at the school in the village of Belozerye for the sake of prevention of extremism were forbidden to wear the hijab. The Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva supported this decision, Recalling that, according to the verdict of the constitutional court, the hijab has no place in school.
In turn, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has noticed that the Russian Constitution guarantees every citizen freedom of conscience and religion. He later added that the ban on wearing headscarves in public places is a killer for the Russian society.