‘When will there be a Sharia Day? Stoning? Slavery?’: Muslim students at elite French university under fire for Hijab Day event

Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim head scarf for a day.

The event at Paris’s Sciences Po university was held to raise awareness of treatment of women who wear the hijab, but the initiative was fiercely criticised on social media and by student union representatives.

The event was held in the wake of Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ controversial statement that he wished to ban all forms of religious headscarves at French universities.

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