CASE OF POLICE REMOVAL OF THE HIJAB DURING SEARCH SENT TO INVESTIGATION

Montreal, October 29, 2015 — In what could be a “first” in Canada, the issue of whether during an arrest and search, police officers violate a Muslim woman’s civil rights by forcibly removing a woman’s hijab in plain public view without her permission, will be addressed in a complaint filed with the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

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