A feminine Muslim pupil, who was refused entry into a college in France for sporting a conventional Japanese garment kimono, lodged a grievance with the United Nations for discrimination based mostly on faith, because the nation banned lengthy clothes, also called abayas.
The controversy over the French authorities’s stance towards hijab in colleges continues with many college students being turned away for sporting free over-garments.
The 15-year-old lady, dwelling within the French metropolis of Lyon, has despatched a grievance to Ashwini Ok.P, particular rapporteur on up to date types of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and associated intolerance, over “discrimination she confronted on the grounds of her non secular affiliation.”
On Sept. 5, she was despatched dwelling for sporting a kimono.
Her grievance has been despatched to the U.N. through her lawyer Nabil Boudi who launched a press release on Friday.
Criticizing the abaya ban launched by French Training Minister Gabriel Attal, the complainant stated they assume that the French authorities has not taken the mandatory steps to stop all types of discrimination towards ladies.
Earlier, the feminine pupil additionally filed a grievance with the Lyon Public Prosecutor’s Workplace on the grounds that she was “discriminated towards as a result of her non secular affiliation.”
Earlier this month, the Council of State upheld the federal government’s abaya ban, declaring it authorized.
The court docket’s ruling got here after Vincent Brengarth, a lawyer for the Muslim Rights Motion (ADM), filed an enchantment on Aug. 31 with the Council of State to hunt the suspension of the ban on the abaya, which he stated, violated “a number of elementary freedoms.”
The controversial transfer sparked a backlash towards the federal government, which has been criticized in recent times for focusing on Muslims with statements and insurance policies, together with raids on mosques and charitable foundations, and an “anti-separatism” legislation that imposes broad restrictions on the group.