We've heard of civil rights being violated on the streets, in shopping centers, restaurants, even workplaces and schools/universities. But have you heard of anyone's basic rights being violated in a courtroom ... by a judge ??
In Montreal (Quebec), Rania El-Aloul's car was seized by the automobile insurance board and she had to appear in court to get it back. In the courtroom Rania was told by the judge that she had to remove her hijab otherwise her case would not be heard. When Rania refused, the case was suspended indefinitely.
"The fact that in this situation, in a courtroom of all places, someone's fundamental rights weren't respected is absolutely unacceptable and we expect that there will be consequences." - Justin Trudeau.
Quebec court judge's hijab removal decision sparks widespread criticism