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Infringement on personal freedom or sound educational policy? The ban on wearing the niqab, or full face-veil, in schools has stirred intense controversy and a lengthy legal battle ever since it was issued by Minister of Education Hussein Kamel Bahaaeddin in 1994. The legal wrangle came to an end...
The High Administrative Court has decided to ban students from entering schools while wearing a niqab (full-face veil).
A court has banned Egyptian schoolgirls from wearing a full-face veil ending a five-year legal battle between Islamic fundamentalist lawyers and the education minister.


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