GROZNY (Sputnik) — According to Daudov, the initiative came as a response to comments made by Russian Education Minister Olga Vasilyeva, who said Tuesday that, according to a ruling of the Russian Constitutional Court, hijabs could not be worn in schools.
"We, the members of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic, representatives of the United Russia party… will propose without delay such a law for the multinational Chechen Republic that will allow our multinational children to wear hijabs, crosses, yarmulkes in schools, if they want to," Daudov wrote on his Instagram.
The Supreme Court of Russia has twice ruled in favor of regional governments that forbade wearing hijabs in schools, but has not made any nation-wide decisions on the matter.
Full-face veils have become target of various bans in Europe amid the growing threat of terrorism as they obscure the wearer's identity.
Belgium banned full-face veils the same year as France.
Germany has not outlawed wearing hijabs in public, but Chancellor Angela Merkel said in December 2016 that full-face veils had to be banned in the country.
The Dutch partial ban on burqa in public awaits approval by the Senate after having been passed by the lower chamber of the parliament in November 2016.