From the academic year, about 2.5 girls started school in a hijab in Kazakhstan, a large number of whom removed headscarves. It was said by Vice Minister of Social Development Berik Aryn at an expanded session of the Committee on Social and Cultural Development.
From this academic year, about two thousand girls started school in a hijab within the republic. As you know, a large number of them was in the Turkestan region, in the Firdousi school. However, after examination works held, as of today their number has reduced to 815. Each year we cope with this issue. The Law says that school students and parents should follow the school law. There is the order of the Education Ministry. One should remember that we will in a secular state," said Vice Minister of Social Development of Kazakhstan Berik Aryn at an expanded session of the Committee on Social and Cultural Development and Science while considering a draft law 'On introduction of amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on religious activities and religious associations'.
In addition, according to the Deputy Minister, this year faith-based kindergartens have been revealed in the country.
Checks have been conducted in all kindergartens. There were cases when faith-based kindergartens were revealed, particularly in Almaty. As of today, all of them are closed. Such checks are held on a regular basis. As was revealed, such kindergartens were visited by children whose parents were representatives of religious sects," said the Vice Minister.
We note on May 16 present year the Majilis of Parliament of Kazakhstan approved amendments to some legislative acts on religious activities and religious associations.
The draft law provides for a ban to use and publicly demonstrate attributes and external signs of destructive religious movements, including a ban to wear dress items in public places that prevent facial recognition with administrative responsibility for its violation. Along with the draft law, it is banned those under 16 years old to take part in religious services, rites, ceremonies without being accompanied by a parent.
The draft law provides for the introduction of 53 amendments to 12 legislative acts, including 3 codes and 9 laws.
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