India: Supreme Court panel split on hijab ban in schools
13 October 2022 | 12:12 pm
More judges on India's top court would now be asked to decide whether a ban on the wearing of the Islamic headscarf in educational institutions stands. A lower court's ruling against the hijab already sparked an uproar.
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