A German university has announced that it is closing its interfaith prayer room after Muslim students tried to make women wear veils and use a segregated area.

The administration of Dortmund's Technical University says it is closing its 'room of silence' due to repeated serious breaches of the German constitution and the student union's terms of use for the room.

German daily Rheinische Post quoted a university spokeswoman Friday saying that some Muslim students had violated the requirement to treat men and women equally.

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