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Teacher in Belgium wins right to wear veil in class
Times of India
A Muslim mathematics teacher in a municipal school in Belgium won her legal battle to wear a veil in class on Thursday when an appeals court overturned a lower court decision.
The teacher, whose identity was not given in Belgian news reports, had been banned by school officials last September from wearing a veil while teaching -- even though she had done so for more than two years.
Her initial attempt to challenge the ban failed when a court in the French-speaking industrial city of Charleroi sided with the school, citing a decree on the "neutrality" of the national francophone school system.
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