» 05/27/2014, 00.00
Iranian men wearing hijab in anti-feminist campaign
Some men post pictures of themselves wearing the hijab against a campaign by the 'My stealthy freedom group' featuring photographs of women with their hair uncovered. For them, "women should not be given the right to choose whether to wear it". Instead, it "should be compulsory to protect women's modesty."
Two thirds of Iran's MPs ask for "total respect" of Islamic dress
The 195 members of the 290-strong parliament have written to the president, denouncing Western cultural influence against the veil. But in October, Rouhani asked police to be moderate when enforcing the hijab requirements and recently said, "We cannot take people to heaven by using whips."
Tehran cracks down with violence and arrests on student demonstrations
With the consent of university authorities, security forces and Basij paramilitaries police Iran’s main campuses. Last Saturday, Azad University was the scene of protests during which students were arrested. Mobile phones were blocked. University dean and hard-line cleric call for rigid enforcement of the Islamic dress code.
Jakarta, hijab for policewomen gets go ahead to joy of extremist opposition
Gen. Haiti, Chief of police, has approved the use of hijab throughout the force. So far it was used only in Aceh, the only province where sharia is law. Satisfaction among members of the pro-Islamic parties. PKS politician: "Apex of a long battle."
Islamic veil and fundamentalism are back in Bishkek
In a country that is 80 per cent Muslim, strict adherence to Islamic rules is making a comeback with women forced to wear hijab. However, in the workplace, many employers have banned the veil and this has created a controversy. Experts wonder how it will affect Kyrgyz society.
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