President of Tajikistan approves laws banning “idgardak” and alien culture clothing

The President signed 35 new laws, including the Law On the regulation of celebrations and ceremonies and the Law On responsibility for the education of a child.

On June 20, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon signed the Law On the regulation of celebrations that bans the wearing of clothing that is alien to Tajik culture. Furthermore, from now on, the Republic bans «idgardak» children’s celebrations during Ramadan and Kurban Bayram, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported.

The President submitted these two laws to parliamentarians for consideration. The laws were first adopted by parliamentarians of the lower house of Parliament, and then approved by senators.

Citizens of the Republic will face fines if they defy these bans. However, the laws do not specify what kind of clothing is alien to the national culture and is banned.

Citizens of Tajikistan shared the cases on social media, when they were stopped because of their hijabs. The authorities ordered a hijab be removed or used as a scarf. There have been complaints that women wearing hijabs are not allowed into healthcare institutions. These head coverings are withdrawn from sale in markets and shops during police raids.

22 06 2024, 14:20
photo source: president.tj

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