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Girl makes history with hijab in Houses of Parliament
A schoolgirl is believed to have become the first person to wear a hijab while speaking at the despatch box in the House of Commons.
Sumaiya Karim, 16, from Wokingham in Berkshire, was speaking during a debate on whether children should be given a greater say over the contents of the national curriculum, as the Youth Parliament held its annual session in the Commons.
Speaking out in favour of a radical overhaul of the system, which would give youngsters greater life skills, Sumaiya is thought to have made a small piece of history as she appeared at the despatch box in the Muslim headscarf.
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