Norway: "hijab proposal" withdrawn

Norway: "hijab proposal" withdrawn

Justice Minister Knut Storberget has decided to withdraw the proposal to permit Muslim women to wear hijab with the Norwegian police uniform. This follows increasing protests from the political opposition as well as from within the three government coalition parties and also the police.

Making the announcement at a press conference, Storberget said he had decided to stop the process, after his department had earlier announced that it had accepted a proposal from the  Police Directorate to allow the hijab, in what they said was a move as part of a desire to secure broad recruitmet to the police.


Source: Norway Post (English)

For more on the police-hijab debate in Norway:
* Norway: Police-hijab debate
* Norway: Hijab allowed with police uniform
* Norway: 'Norway shouldn't be more Pakistani than Pakistan'
* Norway: The Sami, minister and minority women (+ VIDEO)
* Norway: Islamic Council says female agents shouldn't arrest men

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