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Muslim cab driver can wear religious clothing on duty, St. Louis judge rules
by Valerie Schremp Hahn
A St. Louis judge has ruled in favor of a Pakistani Muslim taxi driver's right to wear religious attire while working.
Raja Naeem of St. Louis has been battling the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, which licenses drivers in the St. Louis region, for years regarding his clothing.
The commission requires drivers to wear black pants and a white, button-down shirt. After a court ruling in 2013, the commission offered what it said was a compromise: a kurta, the loose-fitting clothing worn on the torso, but it must be white and could not go below his thighs. His pants, or shalwar, should be black. He was allowed to wear the kufi, a wrapped garment for his head.
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