Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hijab Ban Debate Heats up in Tunisia

Radwan Masmoudi of CSID sent us this item:

TUNIS The heated debate on the hijab ban has renewed in Tunisia as the government defends its stance on claims of protecting women's rights, while female students' sufferings go non-stop with the start of a new academic year.

"It will slow our progress. We will take a step back and it will hit the basis of society's stability and people's prosperity," Hedi Mhenni, general secretary of the ruling Constitutional Democratic Rally (RCD) party said defending the ban, Reuters reported Friday, October 6.

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