Girl, 7, who wears veil, allowed back to school

3rd October 2007, Comments 0 comments

3 October 2007, MADRID - DPA - A seven-year-old Moroccan girl living in Spain went back to school Tuesday after the Catalan regional government allowed her to do so wearing the Muslim headscarf.

3 October 2007

MADRID - DPA - A seven-year-old Moroccan girl living in Spain went back to school Tuesday after the Catalan regional government allowed her to do so wearing the Muslim headscarf.

The girl had stayed home for a week after the school in Gerona said the headscarf was against its norms.

Education officials said the girl's right to education was more important than the school's norms, and that tolerance should be applied to the hiyab or Muslim headscarf.

The girl's family said she herself wanted to cover her hair. The girl had earlier studied in another school which allowed her to do so. dpa st sc

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