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Religion 2014-03-04

Sirte students face mandatory hijab

All primary and secondary female students in Sirte are now required to wear hijab, Libya Herald reported on Monday (March 3rd).

The Sirte office of the Islamic affairs ministry ordered girls to wear the jalabia and a scarf covering their hair.

According to Al-Wasat news agency, the decision was made under pressure from Ansar al-Sharia.

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