Bosnian Women Stage Protest March Against Banning of Hijab at Legal Institutions

Women in Bosnia took to the streets Sunday, to protest a ban on the donning of customary Muslim headscarves at judicial institutions.

Around 2,000 women carried out an hour-long march through the country’s capital city, Sarajevo, reports the BBC.

Although the ban, instituted by a regulatory authority for Bosnia’s judiciary, encompasses all “religious signs,” it specifically mentions the headscarf or hijab.

Protest organizer Samira Zunic Velagic told the BBC that the ban is a “serious attack against Muslim honor, personality and identity” intended to take away Muslim women’s right to work.

Muslims make up about 40% (of the population of Bosnia)…