School inspectors to question Muslim Women who wear hijabs amid Worries they’re being forced to wear headscarf


Faculties might be in violation of equality legislation if only women must wear religious clothing.

Muslim women who utilize the hijab to college is going to be asked the reason why they wear it by inspectors.

The motives given will then be recorded in faculty accounts, amid concerns women are being forced to wear the headscarf with their own parents.

She said schools may be in violation of equality legislation if they simply need women to wear religious clothes.

There were also issues wearing the hijab at this kind of age can be regarded as sexualising young girls, because they’re traditionally worn with young girls after childbirth as a indication of modesty in the presence of men.

“In trying to address those issues, inspectors will speak to women that wear these clothes to determine the reason why they do this at the college,” Ms Spielman said.

“It sends a very clear message to all British girls who embrace this that they’re second class citizens, that while they’re free to use the headscarf, the institution would prefer that they don’t.”

He added: “It’s disappointing that this has become policy without so much as engaging with a varied set of mainstream Muslim allies on the subject.”

It comes following a poll for The Sunday Times found 18 percent of 800 primary schools in England record the hijab as part of the uniform coverage – most as an optional product.

Past study by the National Secular Society (NSS) found 42 percent of Muslim colleges, such as 27 primary schools, have a uniform policy requiring women to put on a hijab.

The NSS composed to Justine Greening, the education secretary, to request Muslim women to be given “free choices,” including that forcing kids to use the hijab is “completely at odds with this basic British price and also wider human rights standards on children’s rights”.

The letter also expressed concern a few non-Islamic colleges were “acceding to fundamentalist strain to integrate the hijab in their uniform”.


  1. Being a designer myself, I don’t know why non-Muslim world has a problem with hijabs or headscarves which are the required wearing of Islamic ladies. I think such steps can make a bad impact on that little girl. Inspectors should seek another solution rather than investigating a kid.