Denmark witnesses debate and protests over a proposed hijab ban. Muslim women wearing hijabs have mostly been the topic of debate for several non-Muslim communities and institutions.
More than once, instances of the ban on hijab came into the limelight of the world. Particularly, the non-Muslim world has often been a bit absurd towards the rule and regulation of wearing hijabs.
Likewise, there has been resistance in Denmark to a recent approval to ban Muslim hijabs in Danish elementary schools.
The Social Democratic Party in Denmark, which is in power, created the Danish Commission for the Forgotten Women’s Struggle. This commission has suggested that the government ban hijabs for students in Danish elementary schools.
The other recommendations call for providing Danish language courses, promoting a quality management plan for bringing up children in ethnic minority homes, and improving education in primary school.
If the ban is ever to be put into practice, girls would be told to eliminate their hijabs.
The students voiced their views as they always heard that Denmark allows for religious freedom. There are different religions with different teachings.
It is a basic and respectable thing to pay respect to every religion in the world. Muslim women must be free to believe what they want and wear.
The idea of a ban violates both rights and the freedom of girls. It is unjust to require girls to remove headscarves. It is a part of Muslim women’s life, therefore they can’t do that.
A backlash to the ban idea has emerged in Denmark. This is against their religious identities.
A ban might worsen existing issues. The pressure on girls who are already subjected to harmful social control will intensify.
The Social Democratic Party, which is now in power, established the panel in January.
The commission unanimously adopted its recommendations on August 24, however after the discussion; two of its members withdrew their support for a ban on the hijab. As a result, one of them resigned from the commission entirely, citing that she could not accept the ban’s proposal.