Iran: Does wearing the hijab help women’s careers?
04 May 2022 | 4:12 pm
Iranian women who rebel against mandatory wearing of hijabs say they are being discriminated against in the workplace.
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The high court in Karnataka has upheld a ban on hijab-wearing in schools and colleges. The ruling could have major repercussions for the rest of the country, with India having a large Muslim minority.
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