A Muslim student says she is "emotionally traumatised" after her local college prevented her from enrolling because she wore a veil.
Woman in veil
Wearing a veil is a choice and a right, says Shawana
Shawana Bilqes, 18, claims the decision by Burnley College has left her humiliated and has disrupted her studies.
Shawana told Sky News: "I was willing to take it off as a compromise for identification checks, security or whatever. But they said I couldn't wear it anywhere on the premises."
In a statement, college Principal John Smith insisted that unimpeded communication with students was impossible if the face was not fully visible.
"All members of the college community should be identifiable at all times when in the college," he said.
Shawana insists it is her own choice and right to wear the veil. She has been training as a cadet with Lancashire Police and says it ha
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