The Muslim committee of the Philippines’ House of Representatives approved on Thursday House Bill 968 which seeks to declare February 1 “National Hijab Day.”
She added that women who wear the head covering continue to experience discrimination and maltreatment around the world because people do not understand the significance of the hijab.
“The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed,” Turabin-Hataman said.
The bill also aims to stop discrimination against hijab wearing Muslims and to protect the freedom of religion and right to practice religion.
“We hope to foster deeper respect and understanding among and between Filipinos of varying cultures and faith toward national unity and peace,” Turabin-Hataman said.
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