22 Mar '11, 9am

17 Muslim students denied permission to wear headscarves to school

17 Muslim students denied permission to wear headscarves to school

BANGKOK: 17 high school students have been denied permission to wear headscarves to Wat Nong Chok School in a Muslim majority area in Bangkok, because the school is located within a Buddhist compound, said officials. However, Islamic leaders said the Thai constitution protects the right for Muslims to wear headscarves; and Muslims routinely wear headscarves in temples and schools all throughout the Kingdom. The ban has sparked concern and resentment in the majority Muslim area. "They said if Muslim students wanted to study [at the high school], they could not wear hijab, despite the fact that the students have worn them from nursery and secondary school. They said students need to give it up if they wanted to study at the school," said Ms Sophee Worasawasdi, teacher at the nearby Ban Jiaradab Islamic school. School officials denied comment, but insisted that the headscarf ...

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