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Scottish police ‘latest’ in Britain to allow hijab

LONDON, Aug 25, (AFP): Scotland’s police this week became the latest force in Britain to allow the hijab as an optional part of the uniform in an effort to encourage more ethnic minority recruits. London’s Metropolitan Police gave Muslim women on duty the option of wearing the hijab in 2001.

A string of other British forces — including in central and northern England where there are large Muslim communities — also allow the headscarf. “Like many other employers, especially in the public sector, we are working towards ensuring our service is representative of the communities we serve,” Police Scotland chief Phil Gormley said

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