Wearing Islamic Hijab is becoming popular among women in formal Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
According to a report, the Hijab, with all its beauties, has become common not only among women in religiously devout families but also those with secular views.
Zarineh Barnieva, a university student, says there used to be a wrong attitude toward Hijab in Kyrgyzstan as people thought Hijab-wearing women come from villages and are oppressed, powerless and incapable of defending their rights.
A Hijab-wearing woman is no longer viewed in the Central Asian country as being rural and those who wear the Hijab have made the decision as an informed choice.
The vast majority of people in Kyrgyzstan are Muslims. According to some statistics, 86.3 percent of the country’s people are followers of Islam.