(OTTAWA, CANADA 17/11/2004) Canadian Muslim and civil rights
organizations today called on the Quebec Human Rights Commission to issue a
clear policy on the right of students to wear a hijab, Islamic headscarf,
in Quebec’s private schools.
At a press conference in Montreal, spokespersons from the Canadian Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), the Muslim Council of Montreal
(MCM), the Alliance of South Asian Communities (ASAC) and the Centre for
Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR) made known their views on the
Quebec Human Rights Commission’s handling of the issue of private schools
banning the hijab.
CONTACT: Abdurahman Salman at 613-254-9704; Cell: 613-795-2012