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Mulayam calls purdah system 'evil tradition', kicks up controversy

Nov 17, 2014

Mulayam calls purdah system 'evil tradition', kicks up controversy

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday kicked up a controversy by dubbing thepractice of "purdah" (veil) as an "evil tradition", saying it should be scrapped as it hindered progress of women. #TheySaidIt #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Veil #Purdah #Mulayam
Australia's Parliament House lifts ban on burqas and niqabs

Oct 20, 2014

Australia's Parliament House lifts ban on burqas and niqabs

Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened. #Australia #NewsTracker #ban on veils #burqas #niqabs
Paris Opera expels woman in veil during performance, cast refuses to sing

Oct 20, 2014

Paris Opera expels woman in veil during performance, cast refuses to sing

The Paris Opera ejected a woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday. #NewsTracker #Paris #Opera #Muslim veil #France government #ban on veil
Turkey allows female students to wear hijab to school

Sep 24, 2014

Turkey allows female students to wear hijab to school

Female students in Turkey are free to wear the Islamic veil, or the hijab, to class, the country's Education Minister Nabi Avci has announced. #Religion #Islam #Turkey #Veil #Schools #Tayyip Erdogan #Hijab
'Chastity patrols' to ensure Iranian women are well covered

Sep 19, 2014

'Chastity patrols' to ensure Iranian women are well covered

"Chastity patrols", created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go "well covered" in public. #Islam #Iran #Veil #Hijab #Iranian women #Chastity patrols #paramilitary group #Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei