Tajikistan, a Muslim-Majority Nation, Bans Hijab in Ongoing Campaign Against Public Religious Displays

New Delhi: Muslim-majority Tajikistan is set to enforce a ban on the hijab as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to curb public religiosity and promote its vision of Tajiki culture.

Historically a part of the greater Iranian cultural sphere, Tajikistan, like other Central Asian countries, underwent forced secularization during its time as a Soviet republic in the 20th century. The Persian scr

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