Uzbekistan Follows French Fashion

by Laurence on 10/8/2004

Forum 18 seems to be unhappy that Uzbekistan is like France when it comes to headscarves:

Devout Muslim Nigora Jalilova is the latest victim of pressure on Muslim women by mahalla (district) committees in the southern Uzbek town of Karshi (Qarshi) not to wear the hijab, the Islamic headscarf, in public, Forum 18 News Service has learnt. Jalilova, who lives in the town’s Nasaf mahalla, was summoned on 30 September to the mahalla committee (the local administrative body).

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