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House panel approves ‘National Hijab Day’

The House of Representatives’ Muslim committee in the Philippines approved on Thursday House Bill 968 which seeks to declare February 1 “National Hijab Day.”

 

 

The House of Representatives’ Muslim committee in the Philippines approved on Thursday House Bill 968 which seeks to declare February 1 “National Hijab Day.”

In a statement on Thursday, Anak Mindanao party list Rep. SittiDjaliaTurabin-Hataman, author of the bill, said that the aim of the bill is raise awareness on misconceptions about wearing a hijab.

“Hijab women have been facing several challenges across the globe. There are reports that our Muslim Hijabis experienced cruelty and oppression,” Turabin-Hataman said.

 

The bill also aims to stop discrimination against Muslim hijabis and to protect the freedom of religion and right to practice religion.

 

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