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Indonesia Supreme Court Supports Mandatory Jilbab Rule

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A primary state school in Solok, West Sumatra, where girls and teachers are required to wear the jilbab --Muslim apparel that covers the head, neck, and chest. © 2018 Andreas Harsono/Human Rights Watch A recent ruling by Indonesia’s Supreme Court canceled a government regulation issued in February that allowed millions of girls and women in thousands of state schools a basic freedom: to choose whether or not to wear a jilbab (Muslim apparel that covers the head, neck, and chest). The panel of three male judges – Irfan Fachruddin, Is Sudaryono, and H. Yulius – ruled…

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