It's tantamount to brainwashing, and deprives them of the freedom to make up their own minds later in life. These young school girls are not given a choice. Neutral Dress Code that Allows Medical Exemptions Jeff attends Western High School in Franklin County. But not everyone agrees with this view. The first amendment should not be banned at school. This is fair and correct. I think that France has no right to take away the right to freedom of religion of French youngsters.
© 2009 Reuters A growing number of European countries have passed or are contemplating restrictions on religious dress in public places. Wicca is unrelated to the. I don't think there should be a law banning religious items in schools. We discuss if religion should be taught in public schools and the importance of religious education. Rather than being a sign of oppression of women, it is, for me, a sign of respect - and the elevated status women have in Islam. Should schools be allowed to ban religious symbols to protect against gang violence? Zoe is Muslim and is required by her faith to wear a religious head covering called a Hijab.
Candidates for Canadian citizenship had to remove any face-covering veils when taking the oath of citizenship so that authorities could verify that they had recited the oath. Among them was the issue of pressure brought by some Muslim prison inmates on other prisoners to insist their families wear ''religiously correct'' clothing during visits, and demanding strict religious observance while in prison. There is a clear distinction between institutional display of symbols associated with a particular religion, which could be perceived as an affirmation of a particular religious message, and individual manifestation of private beliefs by employees of public institutions. States must ensure the right to equality or non-discrimination, particularly that there should be no discrimination on the grounds of religion or sex. Because we have the freedom of speech, we have the freedom of expression. What is needed is education, access to support and economic possibilities as well as effective means to seek justice against those who are oppressing them. Yes it's a right to show your self to in one way, but you have to be aware of how if might affect other people around you.
In her paper, one of the few studies on religious clothing laws in recent years, Elgindy noted she could find no evidence that the statutes have ever been invoked by students. The parent of a 13-year-old student named Cainan spoke up to the school district and in the local press about the restriction. Human Rights Watch believes the Court failed to give proper weight to the need for states to have strong justifications for these restrictions, the impact these restrictions have on the lives of the people concerned including Sikh men and boys in France , and the discriminatory impact of bans that predominantly affect women and girls wearing headscarves. Bruce Jones, Liverpool, England To argue that the main purpose of the hijab is that women are not judged by their appearance is ludicrous. Lindsey Hudspeth, Durham, England The French gave hope to the Sikh community that they will find a solution for their Turban.
Within this opinion Advocate General Kokkot said that Samira Achbita did not face difficulty integrating due to being a Muslim, but due to wearing a headscarf. The lack of understanding between religious groups is the main cause of conflict in the world today. A high school in Michigan required a male student to remove his head covering in class. I am a Muslim woman who not only wears a scarf but also wears a complete veil over the rest of the body and I study, work, drive, go out and do things what other western women my age do. Nicola Fitzgerald, Chichester, England A ban on headscarves would be a basic breach of human rights. Fortunately, the courts have provided rulings on many situations: , freedom to organize Bible clubs, , etc.
This can include, for example, wearing clothing that endorses or criticizes a politician or, as in more recent cases, wearing t-shirts supporting or opposing gay rights. It is best for the school to just ban them in all. The proposed legislation is a misdirected and unconstitutional solution to a simple problem. Under many circumstances policies or codes that prohibit students from wearing religious clothes or other attired are unconstitutional or unlawful. Progressively she has been asked by her students to draw exterior room blinds on the ground of modesty, not to teach mixed classes and recently, censorious remarks have been made about the fact that her ankles were visible. In some European states, state neutrality requires that state institutions refrain from imposing any particular set of religious views, while at the same time allowing for free expression of religious beliefs within society.
What is Human Rights Watch's position on state interference in religious dress and symbols? It is the weapon of radical Muslim men who want to see Sharia law brought world wide, and would love women to be hidden, unseen and unheard. Muslim women, like all women, should have the right to dress as they choose, and to make decisions about their lives and how to express their faith, identity and morals. Hasan, Vancouver, Canada David M, St Etienne, France I think that people are arguing about the wrong issue. The head scarf is compulsory for women, but I can't see why the colour of such scarves cannot match the school uniform. Updated 17 January 2004, 11. I feel the niqab should be banned completely, even on the street. Emblems and symbols belong in private clubhouses and religious places of worship.
Eweida did say that it is a balancing exercise between the two rights. This is a naive understanding. The Context The ruling relates to two cases, Achbita and Bougnaoui; both cases concern private employers and female Muslim employees. Do your stop at school? On the other hand, removable body piercings may be held to not fall within the realm of constitutionally protected expression at school. In other words, these bans are discriminatory in practice.
If students are unable to outwardly identify with rival groups when they are in school, it lessens the potential for school violence. This seems a recipe for disaster. Another part of the report dealt with social differences like the refusal of some Muslim women to shake hands with men. For the purposes of these laws, it is irrelevant whether or not the law, rule or practice is general in nature or neutral towards religion. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.