An Indonesian university withdraw niqab ban after criticism

An Indonesian university whose ban on niqab face veils made global headlines has reversed the policy following criticism that it trampled on personal choice.

Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Indonesia s cultural capital Yogyakarta issued the edict last week to more than three dozen niqab-wearing students — and warned they could be expelled for non-compliance.

Read Also: A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers on board crashed in Nepal

The school, which has about 10,000 students, had said the now-canceled rule was aimed at countering religious extremism in the world s biggest Muslim majority country.

“The guidance concerning students using a face veil will be revoked in order to maintain an academic climate that is conducive to fairness,” said a statement issued by the university at the weekend.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *