Hijab is an official part of the Scotland police now
The UK’s northernmost country Scotland’s police just declared Hijab as an official part of the uniform. The decision was made because there was only 2% of Muslims were in the force.
According to reports, the Muslim woman police officers are allowed to wear Hijab as an official uniform while they are on duty. The department took this step to encourage more Muslims to join the force according to them this decision will make the force more diverse and for everyone.
On Tuesday, the Police Scotland chief Phil Gormley said in a statement:
“Like many other employers, especially in the public sector, we are working towards ensuring our service is representative of the communities we serve.
“I hope that this addition to our uniform options will contribute to making our staff mix more diverse,” he added.
The Scottish Police Muslim Association [SPMA] welcomed the announcement. Fahad Bashir, chair of the SPMA said,
“This is a positive step in the right direction, and I am delighted that Scotish Police is taking productive steps in order to ensure that our organization is seen to be inclusive and represents the diverse communities that we serve across Scotland,”.
“No doubt this will encourage more women from Muslim and minority ethnic backgrounds to join the Police,” he added.
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