ALL European countries from now onwards will permit its people to practice their religion in complete freedom, a local court has said.
According to Anadolu, the Belgian Court decision was taken after it made clear on hijab for students.
It was reported that yesterday the court ruled that a headscarf ban at local schools was against religious freedom.
More than 11 Parents students took action against a ban on the headscarf at Flemish schools in the Maasmechelen region.
The court said that it took into account provisions made in the European Treaty on Human Rights and decided that all E.U. countries should allow its citizens to practice their religion in total independence.
The court ruling does not cover a general ban on Flemish schools in the region but the 11 students will be able to wear headscarves in their schools 30 days later.
Coskun Beyazgul, the general manager of the Belgium Diyanet Foundation, which is linked to Turkey’s top religious body, said that the agency also took part in the case to support students.
He said that the court ruling would be an example for other cases in the country.
Three years ago, Belgium’s Flemish Community Education Authority outlawed headscarves at state-run Flemish schools.