Tajikistan, which has a majority of Muslims, is about to outlaw the headscarf after the legislature enacted a measure designating the headscarf as a "foreign article of clothing." The action is a result of the government's ongoing attempts to stop promoting Tajik culture and outlawing public religious practice.
Furthermore, the nation in central Asia, where more than 95% of the population is Muslim, outlawed the practice of youngsters begging for money on Eid.
The nation's most recent initiative to advance its "secular identity" is the prohibition on the headscarf.
In an official statement, President Rahmon Emomali stated that the action was taken with the intention of "protecting ancestral values and culture." He had previously referred to the hijab as alien apparel.

According to Asia-Plus news, a Tajik-based publication, anyone who break the rule face severe fines that can reach up to 8,000 to 65,000 Somoni, or between Rs 60,560 and Rs 5 lakh. If religious leaders and government officials disregard the new rule, they would be subject to significantly larger fines of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, respectively.
On june 19, at the 18th session of the Tajik Parliament's upper house, the law banning the hijab was approved. The house also authorised the law that forbade youngsters from celebrating Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

The government of tajikistan has been aggressively suppressing public religious expression and actively promoting the country's culture by pushing citizens to don traditional Tajik clothing in recent years.

Beards of 13K men shaved
According to a BBC story from 2016, as part of a "anti-radicalization campaign," the Tajik police allegedly cut the beards of 13,000 males and closed 160 stores that sold headscarves.
Thousands of males were imprisoned, according to the report, for "adopting mannerisms alien and inconsistent with Tajik culture." It stated that one of the most serious crimes was not shaving.
Furthermore, because black is typically linked with burqa, President Emomali had cautioned the Tajiks that "even in mourning, women must wear white and not black."

Hijab ban in schools
Education minister Abdudjabor Rakhmonov reportedly advocated for a ban on the hijab in schools in a 2005 Al Jazeera article, claiming that the hijab was unconstitutional and should not be worn in secular institutions.
Additionally, he has voiced his worries about kids losing out on an education because they spend too much time at mosques. "A lot of people spend their evenings in mosques and neglect their homework," he had stated in 2005 during Ramadan.

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