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Schools in Belgian region ban Muslim headscarves

Hijab BRUSSELS (Reuters) – About one fifth of all schools in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flanders region will ban pupils from wearing Muslim headscarves, the schools said on Friday.

“This decision promotes the feeling of equality and prevents group formation or segregation on the basis of external symbols of life philosophy,” said a statement from the schools, which number about 700.