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Austrian Parliament banned Muslim girls from wearing headscarf in primary school


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The Parliament of Austria has banned Muslim girls from wearing a headscarf in the primary schools. The passed law is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional court. The bill got cleared with the support of the governing centre-right People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) while almost all of the opposition parties voted against it. The text did not directly target Muslims.