Niqab-wearing student barred from entering Lahore school

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari calls for action against those responsible


News Desk November 13, 2018
A Twitter user had posted that Farwa Munir, an engineering student, had been was invited at an event by private school as a guest. PHOTO: TWITTER

A niqab-wearing student was allegedly prevented from entering the Lahore Grammar School owing to her attire on Tuesday.

A Twitter user had posted that Farwa Munir, an engineering student, had been invited at an event by the private school as a guest.

https://twitter.com/TrimiziiSyeda/status/1060239132348293120

However, when she reached the school’s gate, she had not been allowed to enter the premises because of her niqab.

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari took notice of the Tweet, by urging Punjab education minister to take action against those responsible.

Men barred from attending girls-only events in K-P schools

“Shameful. I don't wear the niqab but I will defend everyone's right to choose to wear it. And if we believe in freedom of choice we must respect the rights of those who choose to wear the niqab.

She added that the provincial minister of education must take note of this incident at LGS



On October 3o, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) education ministry had banned entry of men to events which are meant for girls while media coverage — including on social media — will not be allowed either.

This had been directed by the K-P Elementary and Secondary Education ministry.

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COMMENTS (5)

Muhammad Qayyum Abro | 2 years ago | Reply Heard it happening in France, Italy ete etc, but in our own country? WOW.
omar cheema | 2 years ago | Reply Good Job by LGS administration. Face Veil (Niqab) is a totally unislamic concept. Islam only requires women to cover their hair, not their faces. I realize this is an issue of woman's choice, but can someone who has been brainwashed really make choices of their own volition? . No. If women knew that Islam doesn't require them to cover their faces, how many women would continue to do it out of their own choice?. Probably none.
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