OREANDA-NEWS Dagestan has announced a ban on the wearing of niqabs, a traditional female Arab headdress, on the territory of the republic. The muftiate's Telegram channel says that the restriction is temporary.

Deputy Mufti of the Republic Abdullah Salimov commented on the conclusions of the fatwa department, noting that it was not interpreted correctly in the media.

"The Mufti, referring to an appeal from the Ministry of National Policy and Religious Affairs, which reports on the existing threat to the security of the population of the republic and on the basis of the competent conclusion of the fatwa department issued yesterday, announces a temporary ban on wearing niqabs until the identified threats are eliminated and a new theological conclusion," the message says.