‘Beautiful Girl In Hijab’: Uzbek Rapper Supports Islamic Dress, Forced Underground

Uzbekistan – officially sanctioned headwear for women

Unable to unveil his rap song at a suppressed flash-mob protest against Uzbekistan’s ban on women covering their heads in public places, singer Young Zapik released it on social media.

The young underground rapper’s ode in support of a woman’s right to wear an Islamic head scarf, Beautiful Girl In Hijab, has made a big splash on social media and has led to stormy debates on the ban.

Many people are against the hijab ban — which has been in place since the 1990s rule of authoritarian President Islam Karimov — and were angered that a flash-mob protest set for September 5 in Tashkent was disallowed by officials.