Moscow. April 3. INTERFAX – Adopted by the Chechen Parliament amendments to the regional law on education admit students as the wearing of the hijab and the clothes of the members of other religious faiths, have informed “Interfax” in the Republic’s leadership.
“The adopted law does not prohibit the wearing of the hijab and paraphernalia of other religions”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
“Introduced into the law “On education in the Chechen Republic” article 23.1 is not contrary to article 38 of the Federal law “On education in RF”. The conversation in this case is not only about the hijab, and the right to wear clothes appropriate to the religious and national traditions, if not inconsistent with Federal law,” he added.
Adopted by the Chechen Parliament the draft law contains a legal norm that when establishing the requirements of the uniform educational organizations need to consider the right of students to wear clothes or symbols according to folk traditions and religious beliefs, if not inconsistent with Federal law, does not harm their health and does not violate the rights and freedoms of others.
In early January once again sparked debate around the wearing of headscarves in Russian schools. The Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva, commenting on the ban, students and teachers of the school in the Tatar village of Belozerye in the Republic of Mordovia on the wearing of headscarves, said that students should not emphasize the religion attributes. This statement caused criticism of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullina.
Meanwhile, on February 11, 2015, the Supreme court upheld the requirements to appearance of pupils, approved by the decree of the government of Mordovia and prohibiting, in particular, the wearing in educational institutions of the region of religious clothing and headwear, including hijabs.