Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Tag Archives: hijab

New Zealand all set to introduce hijab in police uniform

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Police is all set to introduce hijab into their official uniform for the very first time, BBC News reported. The uniform has been designed in coordination with a Muslim student at the Royal New Zealand Police College. Constable in New Zealand Police, Zeena Ali, who joined the force in ...

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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Miss England contestant in hijab first

LONDON: A Miss England contestant is set to wear a hijab in the finals on Tuesday, in a first for the organisation. Sara Iftekhar, a law student, is among 50 competitors for the Miss England crown and hopes to become the first Muslim winner. “It just proves Miss England represents ...

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Indian-origin student racially abused in UK

LONDON: A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said. Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the ...

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Girl attacked twice by man who cut her hijab in Toronto

LONDON, CANADA: According to Toronto Star, 11-year-old Khawlah Noman says she was walking to school with her younger brother when the man approached and cut her hijab . Police say they are treating the attack as a hate crime. They are seeking one suspect described as an Asian man in ...

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US teacher suspended for pulling off student’s hijab

MEMPHIS: A teacher in the US state of Tennessee has been suspended after a video of her ripping off the hijab of a student emerged online. According to US media, the teacher’s Snapchat account posted two videos with the captions ‘pretty hair,’ and ‘LOL all that hair cover up,’ which ...

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British Muslim woman dragged on sidewalk in London

LONDON: A British Muslim woman has been dragged by her hijab along the sidewalk in what is said to be a “sickening” hate crime. The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and knocked down by two white males in a busy high street, police said. The woman just finished a ...

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