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School fined after excluding student from classes for wearing pink hair - report

A school in the Russian city of Perm, and its director, have been slapped with fines after a court found their suspension of a student, on the grounds that her hair was dyed pink, amounted to discrimination.

According to report, the hairstyle saga last month after Zinaida Agisheva, 15, returned to her gymnasium from her summer vacation sporting a dyed pink hairstyle and a modified twist on her school uniform.

The school authorities deemed her hair 'inappropriate' and subsequently ruled that she could not attend classes until she remedied her looks to align with then school dress code.

The girl’s mother, a local politician, immediately posted something about the development which instantly went viral and sparked an investigation by local prosecutors into whether the case for suspension amounted to discrimination. Now a court has now ruled in her favor.

Finding that the school’s ordinance was contrary to the Russian constitutional right to free universal education for every citizen, the court ruled that the school’s uniform compliance policy did not allow them to “establish requirements for hair color and length.”

As a result, the school has been asked to pay a fine of 50,000 rubles ($762.50) and its director 30,000 rubles ($457.50).

Meanwhile, Zinaida has since been allowed return to class.

Writing on her Facebook page prior to the decision, her mother Nadezhda wrote “no majority has the right to decide what color my daughter's hair will be dyed. This is our private life.”

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