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Activists and lawmaker slam headscarf bylaw

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung | Wed, June 6 2012 | 10:47 am

PREMIUM 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...