Turkey opens academic year
with chronical ban on hijab
World Bulletin / News Desk
Monday, 31 August 2009
Headscarved students who want to register the
faculties removed their hijab for carrying out
Turkish university students have faced on Monday again the
chronical ban on headscarf as new registration term has
started. Headscarved students who want to register the
faculties removed their hijab for carrying out their
others, students in Cukurova University, in Turkish province
of Adana, could applicate for registration after they took
off their headscaves, entering in a paravane.
- University guards erected security line 20 metres far to
university building to block entry of headscarved girls.
Security guards warned students to remove their hijab in
this check points.
- Turkey still
insists on imposing headscarf ban as a country whose
population is 99 percent Muslim and majority of women wear
headscarf as a religious practice.
Turkey imposes also the ban at all public domain.
- Elif Eker, a
student of Teachership of Religious Culture and Moral
Knowledge, said that imposing this ban was nonsense in this
epoch but it has been insisted stil to continue.
Ruling AK Party and aAtional Movement PArty (MHP),
opposition party, made an amendment to limit the ban in
opposition party, Republican People Party (CHP), angered
most of the Turkish people when it prevented the freedom of
wearing headscarf in universities by applying to top court
to annul the parliament's amendment which would give limited
freedom to Islamic wearing of girls.