Ban on wearing hijab lifted in Uzbekistan

MOSCOW (Agencies): It is now possible to wear the hijab in public in Uzbekistan. According to RIA Novosti, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved such changes in the law “On freedom of conscience and religious organizations.”

Previously, only ministers of religious organizations could appear in cult robes in public places.

The new law also simplifies the registration of religious organizations and allows them to be banned only by court order.

In addition, the provision of religious education outside the specialized educational institution is now considered illegal.

More than 2.2 thousand religious organizations are registered in Uzbekistan, of which more than 90% are Muslim.

At the same time, there are 157 Christian organizations, eight Jewish communities, six Bahá’í communities, a Hare Krishna society and a Buddhist temple in the republic.

Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that a tattooed resident of Dagestan, with whom her husband divorced because of this, demands alimony from him.

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