A government-appointed committee is set to make recommendations that will allow police and judges in Norway to wear clothing and personal effects with religious overtones, including the Muslim hijab.

Tasked with setting out a new religious affairs policy, the committee believes that religious symbols like the hijab and the Christian cross should be granted a place in Norwegian public life, Christian newspaper Vårt Land reports.

"We need to be able to tolerate being exposed to other people's religion, whether we meet an imam in a hospital corridor or a police officer with a hijab," one committee member told the newspaper.

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