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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Turkish lawmakers vote to lift headscarf ban

Constitutional amendments alter rules for students, spur fierce opposition.

Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved two constitutional amendments that would lift a decades-old ban on Islamic headscarves in universities, despite the fierce opposition of the secular establishment.

Parliament voted 403-107 in favor of the amendment that would insert a paragraph into the Constitution stating that everyone has the right to equal treatment from state institutions

A Turkish Muslim girl holds the hand of a pupil, both with head scarf, as another one watches them during a pro-Islamist demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this month.

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Do we see a victory coming for Sikhs in france too ???? Anyone....