Head of Russian Muslim Women’s Union defends right to wear hijab

The head of the Russian Muslim Women’s Union, Nailya Ziganshina, has voiced support for the right of Muslim women to wear a headscarf in public, ITAR-TASS reports.
She notes that Muslim women are often forced not to wear traditional Islamic clothes. Such cases have occured, for instance, in Tatar schools, she says.

Ziganshina also underlines that there is nothing exotic in covering one’s head. It’s a very common tradition in Russia, she believes. Russian law does not prohibit wearing a headscarf in public, she stresses.

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