Court Upholds Teacher's Right to Wear Headscarf in Class

September 24, 2003

Source: Duetsche Welle,3367,1432_A_978043_1_A,00.html

On September 24, 2003 Duetsche Welle reported: "Germany’s highest court on Wednesday confirmed the right of a female Muslim teacher to wear a headscarf in the classroom. The move lays to rest a long-standing row in Germany, that has caused controversy all over Europe.

Fereshta Ludin will be celebrating a victory on Wednesday, after the Federal Constitutional Court (BVG) ruled in her favor and said Stuttgart school authorities were wrong to bar her from a teaching job because she insisted on wearing a headscarf in the classroom."