Saudi Arabia bans hijab in examination halls

Saudi Arabia bans hijab in examination halls

Even as some students in India continue to stage walkouts from examination halls for not being allowed to wear hijab, to much international scrutiny

RIYADH: Even as some students in India continue to stage walkouts from examination halls for not being allowed to wear hijab, to much international scrutiny, news reports from Saudi Arabia say that the Saudi government has banned the abaya from examination halls. Abaya, widely worn by women in Saudi, is a loose cloak worn over the dress to hide the figure and is accompanied by a scarf covering the hair, shoulders and neck and often the mouth, much like the 'burqa' common among Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. (Agencies)

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