A teacher’s accidental WhatsApp message has sparked huge anger in the course of the Russian Republic of Daghestan. On Wednesday, a collection of parents in a common WhatsApp organization whose kids are college students at health club No 13 in Makhachkala received a message from one of the college’s instructors — a photograph of that yr’s scholar survey. The scholar survey, which has instructors tune the number of students that wear a hijab, has angered Daghestani citizens and elicited vociferous denials from government officers.
The survey used to tune students’ socio-monetary conditions had the same old classes, which include ‘number othe f college students with an incapacity’ and ‘range of kids from low-income families.’ Still, I’d also had a brand new category: ‘range of ladies carrying a hijab.’ One of the parents of a pupil in health club No 13 informed OC Media that when these statistics have become public, the instructor despatched a ‘corrected’ survey to the WhatsApp organization without the ‘number of women sporting a hijab’ category.
Mumsnet Murtazayeva, the director of gymnasium No thirteen in Makhachkala, instructed OC Media that a survey on this shape now not exists, and this was a pattern of 2016. A unique survey, used at faculty No 15 in Makhachkala and acquired with the aid of OC Media, also includes a query relating the clothing worn utilizing a baby’s parents and which simplest has widespread answers: ‘hijab’ and ‘normal.’
School trainer Patimat Abakarova advised OC Media that such surveys have been filled in regularly in view that 2016, and the class about college students sporting a hijab become delivered on the request of the police. These records, she stated, are the maximum possibly accrued for the Centre for Combatting Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Daghestan.
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Maryam Islamova, the mom of a scholar at a college in Makhachkala, advised OC Media that she believes that the hijab is so closely watched due to the fact it is spiritual apparel, and that, according to regulation enforcement corporations, folks who put on spiritual apparel and live in step with the Islamic law are ‘probably dangerous humans.’ ‘A few years in the past, teachers were not allowed to put on the hijab, neither had been doctors in hospitals. Now evidently this wave [of suppressing the hijab] has subsided, however, because it turns out, accounting is now underway’, she stated.
In an Instagram publish published on 10 October, the pinnacle of the schooling branch of Makhachkala, Vadim Debyayev, denied that there had been an accounting of the range of college students carrying hijabs. He wrote that he considers it ‘unacceptable, each in terms of student rights and ethical ethics’ and that ‘neither the Department of Education nor the academic businesses of the metropolis of Makhachkala keep information of college students sporting a hijab’. The sole motive of yearly scholar surveys, he wrote, became ‘to save you overlook, homelessness, and juvenile delinquency.
Shamil Musayev, the determine of a scholar at school No 15, instructed OC Media that collecting facts on college students in hijabs and their mother and father is much like the ‘preventive supervision listing’ of ‘extremists,’ on which one can also discover themselves without a doubt ‘if they own a beard.’ ‘We all realize what then happens to folks who get into such lists. To confirm their extremism, fingers may be planted at them any time, or they will be accused of calling for extremism on the Internet or, as is now stylish, accused of financing a terrorist organization’, Musayev said.
Ibragim Malachilov, a student at the Daghestani Road and Transport College, instructed OC Media that the university’s guards no longer let students enter the campus if they have two days of stubble on their faces — they’re despatched lower back home to shave.
OC Media has received a copy of a letter, dated thirteen September 2019, from the pinnacle of the Center for Combatting Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Daghestan, Magomed Saypulayev, wherein Saypulayev calls at the rector of the Daghestani Pedagogical University to tighten control over student attendance and to ‘pay attention to college students who ask for permission to depart on Friday.