Scotland allows Muslim police officers to wear ‘Hijab’ as official uniform

Scotland: Police department in Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country took an important decision to increase the number of Muslims in the force.

According to the report published in the Independent, woman Muslim police officers can now wear “Hijab” as official uniform.

The department made this announcement so that more Muslims will get encouraged to join the force. The decision will make the force more diverse.

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Scottish Police Muslim Association (SPMA) welcomed the move of the department. Mr. Fahad Bashir, chairman of the SPMA termed it a positive step.

This step will also encourage women belonging to minority ethnic to join the force.

It may be mentioned that out of 4809 applications received by the department earlier, only 127 were from people with ethnic backgrounds.

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