The Danger of Forced Hijab
Monday, 29 August 2022
Both banning and forcing schoolgirls to wear hijab are dangerous to the social system in Indonesia. This could strengthen identity politics.
WE tend to forget that the legal basis for forcing schoolgirls in many state schools to wear hijab (headscarf) is our National Education System Law. Article 3 in that law clearly states that the function of our education is to produce Indonesian people who are faithful and pious towards Almighty God. This goal is narrowly interpreted by many public school principals through the obligatio...
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