Nineteen-year-old student Luiza Muminjonova was expelled from the International Islamic Academy in Uzbekistan for refusing to remove her hijab, a religious clothing item, which conflicted with the country’s policy for a secular dress code in all educational institutions. The dress code was signed into law as of 15 August 2018, by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov.

Islamic University in Uzbekistan Expels Student for Hijab