The vote bodes a grim future, not only for Muslims and minorities but also for French society as a whole.
The institutionalisation of such a day has high symbolic value, despite its limits.
Muslim students have been denied entry into several pre-university colleges in India's southern Karnataka state as they were asked to remove their hijab before entering classes.
Draft bill includes a clause, stipulating the wearing "of conspicuous religious symbols is prohibited" in events and competitions organised by sports federations.
The far-right Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindutva ideology are becoming more deeply entrenched in the country’s south, with sinister consequences for Muslims and other minorities.
Tensions rise in India as the Karnataka state officials seek to ban women from wearing the hijab in schools.
Hindu nationalist politics seeps into schools, endangering hijab-wearing Muslim women's education.
French attempts to ban women from wearing the hijab in sports is met with outcry and thousands campaigning to stop the decision from becoming law.
The mural was defined as "provocative" and "unacceptable" by the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, cutting $11,149 of financial support for the Grenoble Street Art Festival.
Fatemeh Anvari was told that her hijab violates the provisions of a controversial secularism law, sparking widespread outrage and protests.
The indifference towards racial slurs - and the violence they entail - attests to how deeply ingrained racism is in modern Britain.
Can France's commitment towards Afghan women exists while Muslim women are banned from wearing the headscarves.
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