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New Zealand Police Introduces Hijab For Its uniform

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New Zealand Police have introduced a hijab into their official uniform to encourage more Muslim women to join.

As quoted by BBC.com (18/11), new recruit Constable Zeena Ali will become the first officer to wear the official hijab.

A spokesperson said that this aimed to create an "inclusive" service reflecting the country's "diverse community."

Other forces such as the Metropolitan Police in London and Police Scotland offer the option of a uniform hijab.

In the UK, the Metropolitan Police in London approved a uniform hijab in 2006 with Police Scotland following in 2016.

In Australia, Maha Sukkar of Victoria Police wore a hijab in 2004. (BBC.com)

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