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Austrian govt criticises headscarf advice for Muslim women

AP
Published Mar 6, 2017, 7:04 pm IST
Updated Mar 6, 2017, 7:04 pm IST
State Secretary Maria Duzdar called such restrictions on the freedom of women ‘unacceptable.’
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 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Vienna: Austrian government officials are criticizing a recommendation by the country's Islamic leaders that Muslim women wear a headscarf with the onset of puberty.

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who also is the country's integration minister, says the stance is "an attack on the freedom and self-determination of women." State Secretary Maria Duzdar says such restrictions on the freedom of women are "unacceptable."

 

Austrian media reported their comments on Monday in reaction to a recommendation by the Islamic Community. The organization says the final decision is a woman's to make and criticizes what it says is political interference into religious affairs.

The Austrian government has prohibited full-face veils in courts, schools and other "public places" and banned police officers, judges, magistrates and public prosecutors from wearing headscarves earlier in 2017.

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Location: Austria, Wien, Wien




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