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Norway Culture Minister reaffirms police hijab denial
by Michael Sandelson
Hadia Tajik confirms the government will still not allow police officers to bear religious symbols as part of their uniform. Her statement comes following receiving a government-appointed committee report.
"The Committee [on Religious and Life Stance policy] has been given a pretty broad mandate, which they've followed. This is why they have raised this issue related to the use of religious symbols in connection with the uniform," Aftenposten reported her as saying at today's press conference.
As support, Minister Tajik – of Pakistani descent and the youngest governmental Minister-ever – referred to the governmental debate about hijabs in the police in 2009.
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