A disturbing incident has surfaced in an Indonesian school where 14 Muslim girls had their heads shaved as a punishment for wearing their hijabs incorrectly. The incident took place at the Government Junior High School of Mashriki Java, Indonesia. A teacher at the school took action against the girls, claiming that they were not wearing their hijabs properly, and ordered their heads to be shaved.
This incident has sparked outrage and criticism from people, leading to a campaign against the school on social media platforms. The school’s principal issued a statement apologizing for the incident and announced the suspension of the teacher involved. The principal clarified that there was no mandatory requirement for girls to wear hijabs, but they were advised to wear caps underneath to maintain a neat appearance.
Human rights groups have expressed their disapproval of the incident, calling it a violation of students’ rights. Indonesia had previously banned strict dress codes in schools in 2021, but incidents like this continue to emerge, reflecting challenges in enforcing these regulations and respecting individual choices.
This incident highlights the complex issues surrounding religious dress codes and individual freedoms, especially in educational settings.