Tunisia moves against headscarves

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Sad Tunisia moves against headscarvesBy Heba SalehBBC News, Cairo Two women in the Tunisian capital on 12 October 2006Islamic headscarves are banned in schools and government officesThe Tunisian authorities have launched a campaign against the Islamic veil worn by some women to cover their hair. Police are applying with renewed vigour a decree dating back to 1981 which prohibits women from wearing Islamic headscarves in public places. In recent days, senior officials have hit out at what they describe as sectarian dress worn by people who use religion to hide…read more