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Hijab will not be permitted in the police force

Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik concludes that the hijab will not become part of the Norwegian police uniform or be used in the court system in the near future.

 Despite the Norwegian Faith and Ethics Policy Committee's recommendation to make the hijab legal to wear for police officers and judges while at work, Tajik rejected the committee's proposal in Parliament Monday.

A majority of 12 out of 15 members of the committee suggested to permit the use of hijab in the Norwegian police force and among judges, but according to Tajik no changes wil be made to the current ban in the near future.

The same committee has also suggested that the church should lose its marriage license. They want the actual ceremony to be civil, and that those who wish to have a church ceremony can have one in addition to the civil service.

Minister of the Church, Rigmor Aasrud, however, says that she is skeptical towards a proposal that leads to more bureaucracy. Instead, she wants to make it easier for the people who wish to choose a civil ceremony.

(NRK) - Photo: METROPOLITAN POLICE/AFP

Julie Ryland


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