Legal Ruling on Abayas Ban
France’s highest court, The Council of State, has upheld the government’s decision to prohibit female students from wearing abayas in French schools. This ruling asserts that the ban on abaya-wearing in schools is lawful and not discriminatory against Muslims.
Background of the Ban
The French government had introduced the ban on girls wearing abaya in schools approximately six months ago.
A Muslim organization had taken the French government to court over the abayaz ban, but the court has now justified the government’s move to prohibit the wearing of abaya.
The French Education Minister has stated that trained inspectors appointed to enforce the ban on abayas in schools, ensuring compliance with the law.