Hijab

  • Assam school bans hijab, suspends 4-year-old girl for wearing it April 22, 2013

    Bokakhat: The hijab debate is back in focus, after a 4-year-old Muslim girl in Assam was asked to stop wearing the headgear in her classroom or face expulsion. Fatima Bibi's school said they cannot relax the dress code for one child. Meanwhile, her parents citing tradition have moved court. "Hijab is...
  • Muslim parents sue UK school for banning girl's hijab January 4, 2013

    London: A Muslim couple have sued a school in Britain after it banned students from wearing the traditional Islamic headscarf or hijab, a media report said on Thursday. The parents withdrew their nine-year-old daughter from the St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox primary school in south London when she was banned from wearing...
  • Russian President opposes head-scarves in schools December 21, 2012

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out against the wearing of hijabs at schools in the country, and said the practice runs counter to Russian traditions. "Why should we adopt outside traditions?" Putin said during a marathon question-answer session with Russian and foreign reporters. A test case of Russia's...
  • Assad replaces fugitive PM, Aleppo rebels pull back August 10, 2012

    Aleppo: President Bashar al-Assad named a new prime minister on Thursday to replace Syria's most senior government defector as his forces pushed rebels back from a strategic district in Aleppo. Assad appointed Wael al-Halki, a Sunni Muslim from the southern province of Deraa where the Syrian uprising erupted 17 months ago,...
  • Syria: Assad appoints health minister al-Halqi as PM August 9, 2012

    Beirut: Syrian state-run news agency SANA says President Bashar Assad has appointed a new prime minister to replace one who defected this week to neighboring Jordan. Assad appointed Wael Nader al-Halqi, elevating him from the post of health minister. Halqi is a member of Assad's ruling Baath party and hails from the...
  • Sacked Syrian PM defects to Jordan August 6, 2012

    Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected to Jordan, a Jordanian official source said on Monday. "Hijab is in Jordan with his family," said the source, who did not want to be further identified. Syrian President Bashar Assad appointed Riyad Hijab, a former agriculture minister, as prime minister only in June...
  • Syrian PM Riyad Hijab sacked August 6, 2012

    Beirut: Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has been sacked, Syrian television reported on Monday. President Bashar al-Assad appointed Hijab, a former agriculture minister, as prime minister in June following a parliamentary election in May which authorities said was a step towards political reform but which opponents dismissed as a sham. The reason...
  • Ynot: the great hijab debate July 24, 2010

    On this week's episode of Ynot, we discuss the issue of hijab and what it means to a young Muslim girl. ...
  • Kashmir college principal beaten up, told to enfore hijab August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Moral policing is again on the rise in Kashmir. The principal of a co-ed college in Sopore has been threatened with serious consequences if he doesn’t enforce the Islamic dress code to the 3,000 women students within three days. Fifty-five-year-old Mohammad Ashraf Peer says he was abducted...
  • No kirpans for schoolkids: Oz Sikh body December 14, 2007

    Sydney: School students should not be allowed to carry the kirpan, says the Sikh Council of Australia, the apex representative body of Sikhs in the country, about the dagger worn as an article of faith by baptised Sikhs. Bawa Singh Jagdev, secretary of the council, told IANS, "Kirpans should not be...
  • Pakistani Canadian kills daughter for not wearing hijab December 13, 2007

    Toronto: A 16-year-old Pakistani Canadian girl Aqsa Parvez was killed by her father when she refused to wear a hijab in the suburb of Mississauga on Monday, police said. Muhammad Parvez, 57, called the police after the incident. When police and ambulance reached the two-storey residence, which is dominated by South...
  • Sikh kids can carry kirpans to school, in Australia December 6, 2007

    Melbourne: Sikh students would be allowed to carry kirpans to school, following a recommendation by a parliamentary committee in Australia's Victoria state, but the move has outraged principals. The committee has also given the green light for Muslim students to wear hijabs or veils in the state's classrooms, following a year-long...