A police cadet from Rotterdam has gone to the Dutch human rights commission to ask for the right to wear a headscarf with her police uniform.

The woman, a new recruit who has not been named, believes she is suffering from religious discrimination in being forbidden from wearing the Muslim head covering.

She is asking for a ruling on her case, but also in the interest of others, according to a police press release on Wednesday.

Police lawyers are arguing that she can wear a headscarf in the office, but when in contact with the public, she must 'comply with uniform rules' and – the body argues – the uniform is 'neutral'.

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