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Wear full veil or face harsh punishment: Islamic State to Iraqi women

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:34

Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.

European Rights Court upholds French full face veil ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 00:37

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a ban imposed by France on the wearing of face-covering veils in public, rejecting arguments that the order violates religious freedoms and bolstering opponents of strict Islamic dress in other parts of Europe, BBC reported.

Iranian women on Facebook want to shun veil: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 16:50

Young, along with Abbas Shakiba from University of Shahid Chamran in Iran and Mohammad Sadegh Montazeri from University of Semnan, Iran, did a survey of Iranian women and the use of social media.

Iranian women on Facebook want to shun veil: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 12:02

Use of social media can influence attitudes and behaviours to a greater extent, even empower women too. According to a promising research, Iranian women who use Facebook may be willing to display pictures of themselves without a veil.

Pakistani student alleges discrimination over wearing a veil

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 14:35

A Canadian-Pakistani MBBS student has alleged that she was roughed up by a professor for wearing a veil in the classroom in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

I don`t cover my face, want to show my identity: Malala Yousafzai

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 17:57

Nobel Peace prize nominee, Malala Yousafzai, on Tuesday reportedly said that women should not wear veil in court or in any other place where it is required to reveal her identity.

British politician calls for ban on wearing veils in public

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 16:06

Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne has reportedly called for a national debate on whether young Muslim women can be prevented from having the burka (veil) imposed on them.

UK judge says Muslim women must remove veil while giving trial evidence

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:03

A British judge has ruled that Muslim women should remove their veils when giving evidence during a trial.

Woman must remove veil to give evidence in Court: UK judge

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 20:50

A British judge on Monday ruled that a Muslim woman can stand trial wearing a full-face `niqab` but must remove it to give evidence, a landmark decision that has sparked a debate on veils.

Paris backs veil ban, police after `unacceptable` violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 09:06

The French government condemned as "unacceptable" weekend violence in a Paris suburb triggered by the country`s ban on full-face veils.

French minister defends veil ban after suburb violence

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 18:55

France`s interior minister on Monday defended the country`s controversial ban on full-face veils after it triggered yet another bout of unrest outside Paris.

Tight security after French riots sparked by veil row

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 09:13

France`s interior minister said security forces would remain in place "as long as necessary" after violence in the Paris suburbs.