On the first day of the new school year, 67 Muslim girls in France were sent home for wearing the Abaya- A long and loose-fitting robe (Burqa).
The abaya was banned in French public schools last month as part of a new law against conspicuous religious symbols or clothing.
The Ban has sparked controversy and criticism from various political and religious groups, viewed by some as violation of human rights and religious freedom.
On the other hand, some have defended it as a way to protect the values of the French Republic and ensure equality and integration among all students.
The French government has stated that the ban applies a general rule of neutrality and secularism in public schools, rather than targeting any specific religion.
The ban on the abaya is not the first time that France has imposed restrictions on religious clothing in public spaces.
In 2004, France banned headscarves and other religious symbols in public schools, and in 2010, it extended the ban to include face-covering veils such as the niqab and burqa in all public places.