Najwa's classmates wearing their hijab in support.
Madrid, April, 22 : A state-run school in Madrid has expelled a teenage girl for refusing to remove her Islamic hijab.
Najwa Malha, 16, was expelled from the Camilo Jose Cela school, near Madrid, for violating the dress code.
Malha says she deeply feels discriminated against.
Malha, born in Spain to Moroccan immigrant parents, began wearing a hijab two months ago to express her religious beliefs.
The Association of Moroccan Workers and Immigrants in Spain has condemned the move. It says the school's decision has violated Malha's right to an education.