Indonesian schoolgirls ‘bullied’ into religious clothing: Report

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A public school in Padong is at the centre of a debate about religious freedom in Indonesia - after administrators tried to force a Christian student to wear a headscarf.
Her story went viral when her father posted it on social media.
Teachers at the school deny forcing students, saying they simply encourage them to wear it.
The controversy has prompted the Indonesian government to ban public schools from forcing religious dress codes on students, regardless of their religion.
According to Human Rights Watch, female students are under growing pressure to adhere to religious dress codes.
In many cases, it has led to young girls being bullied and traumatised by teachers.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.

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