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Erik Ullenhag furthermore argued on Wednesday that the government needs to review legislation covering the wearing of the niqab headscarf in schools, following a decision by the Equality Ombudsman (DO) that ruled a ban to be in contravention of anti-discrimination laws.

According to the ruling, "kicking a student out of class simply because she was wearing a niqab, without taking into account the specific circumstances of her participation, violates the law against discrimination," Equality Ombudsman Katri Linna wrote in an opinion article in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

Ullenhag is not however at ease with DO's interpretation of the law, the newspaper reported.


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