Kadyrov is allowed Schoolgirls to wear the hijab

Ramzan Kadyrov

The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has signed the Republican Parliament adopted amendments to the law “On education in the Chechen Republic” who leave schools the right to set any requirements for clothing of students. They will come into force 10 days after official publication in the press, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the Parliament.

The bill establishes the right of students to wear clothes and symbols appropriate to their national traditions and religious beliefs, if it does not violate the legislation of Russia and does not harm the health and freedom of others.

“The appropriate local normative act of an educational institution shall take into account the views of the student Council, parents’ Council and the representative body of workers of the organization and (or) students in it (if any) in favour of the rights of citizens to freedom of conscience and freedom of religion”, — stated in the text of the amendments.

Amendments were adopted on 31 March. 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. In the Orthodox Church new edition of the law criticized.