Students wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony at a vocational school in Indonesia in September last year. Photo: AFP Students wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony at a vocational school in Indonesia in September last year. Photo: AFP
Students wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony at a vocational school in Indonesia in September last year. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic headscarves for schoolgirls

  • The move was applauded by rights activists, who say non-Muslim girls have been forced for years to wear a hijab in conservative parts of the country
  • State schools across the nation of nearly 270 million will face sanctions if they fail to comply with the edict from Education Minister Nadiem Makarim

Topic |   Indonesia
Students wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony at a vocational school in Indonesia in September last year. Photo: AFP Students wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony at a vocational school in Indonesia in September last year. Photo: AFP
Students wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony at a vocational school in Indonesia in September last year. Photo: AFP
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