Activists and lawmaker slam headscarf bylaw
Yuli Tri Suwarni
The Jakarta Post
The planned enactment of a bylaw on obligatory headscarves in Tasikmalaya municipality, West Java, has drawn criticism from activists and a lawmaker but a hard-line Islamic group has given its support.
Hemasari, a women’s rights activist from the province, considered the bylaw biased because “it is not based on practical social values”.
She said the municipal administration, wh...
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