Some women wore a mask under the niqab, mindful of the health guidance that requires masks to be constructed out of a “tightly woven fabric,” in order to stop the virus from being spread. Others used thick, snugly attached niqabs in lieu of a mask.
Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.
Zeina Nassar, 21, who discovered female boxing by watching online videos as a teenager, is a German amateur featherweight champion and dares to dream of Olympic glory.
Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society bans hijab, says it will empower women: Religious groups, students outrage
Kozhikode-based MES, with its 100-odd educational institutes and a student strength of about a lakh, issued a circular banning hijab and instructing the heads to not allow students with any dress covering their face from the next academic year. The move has got traditionalists in the community up in arms.
Sri Lanka 'face veil' ban designed to distract people from govt's failures, reaffirms structural oppression of Muslim women
In just over a week since Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, the meaning of hijab is changing in the island nation; Maithripala Sirisena govt's ban on 'face veil' reaffirms the structural oppression of Muslim women
JooJoo Azad founder Hoda Katebi says in this interview: The very nature of fast-fashion imposes unrealistic standards of fashion production that creates an environment which renders violence, and particularly violence against women, inevitable.
American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, Nike criticize French officials for attitude towards sports hijab
A spokeswoman for President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party, Aurore Berge, said the sports hijab goes against French values
On personal choices and Khatija’s Hijab: What empowers women is freedom to choose, and it should be theirs alone
Our choices are cherished because they are ours. Social endorsement for personal choices is not the basis for recognizing them. The Constitution of India guards personal liberty from censure.
Don't deny students, candidates right to wear hijab, carry kirpan: Delhi minorities body tells govt departments
The Delhi Minorities Commission has asked city government departments to allow minorities to wear dresses and carry articles as per their religious beliefs when appearing in recruitment and academic tests.
Female worker at Pakistan software firm asked to shun hijab at workplace or resign; incident causes social media uproar
She was told that she could keep her job only if she took off her hijab by her line manager who said that wearing hijab would spoil the company's image as an "all-embracing" workplace.
No place for religious or cultural codes in sports, says Indian chess Grand Master Soumya Swaminathan on pulling out from Iran event
This is not the first time that Soumya has played in Iran. She had also played in 2011 in Iran when she was 22 years old and had then worn a headscarf.
Indian-origin student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman in Cambridge UK, told to 'go back home'
The shocking media footage shows Advani being told to "pipe down", before going on to make the comment 'Brexit, go home'
Case registered against Jouhar Munavvir, teacher at Kerala's Farook Training College, for 'watermelon' remarks
Police have registered a case against Jouhar Munavvir, an assistant professor at Farook Training College in Kerala for allegedly making sexist and derogatory remarks against female students
Girl students of Farook College took out protests to the main gate of the institution under the banner of Students Federation of India (SFI) on Monday.
Protests against mandatory hijab in Iran reignite debate that has preoccupied Islamic nation since its founding
A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate.
In some cases newspapers even broke with tradition and portrayed Mirzakhani without her hair covered by a hijab.
A woman in the UK was allegedly pushed to the ground and her hijab ripped off amid a spike in hate crime incidents following the two terror attacks by Islamists that claimed 30 lives in total.
Two Muslim students were allegedly sent home by a US school for wearing hijabs because they were not carrying a "note" from parents to prove that they had donned the headscarves for religious reasons
AIIMS entrance test dress code: Ban on hijab is unconstitutional, violates right to freedom of religion
The Kerala High Court’s decision on the hijab ban in AIIMS entrance test is a welcome interpretation of the right to freedom of religion in India.