She made the announcement in a post on Instagram featuring a photo of the thobe on Friday.
After posting a picture of a woman in a face veil, Haidar tweeted “Retweet if you’re against niqab.”
In response to the tweet, Twitter’s legal team wrote Haidar a letter telling her she was “in violation of Pakistan law.”
For nearly 200 years, headgear has been prohibited within the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. The Democrats — who will be in the majority in January — have proposed to allow religious headwear — hijab. The change was presented by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is the likely Speaker of the House of the incoming Congress, Incoming Rules Chairman Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), and Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Born in Somalia, Omar is one of two Muslim female Democrats who were elected last week.
A draft law to be considered by the Egyptian parliament calls for a burqa ban in public spaces including hospitals, health clinics, schools, cinemas, theatres and museums.
Justice Minister Sonia LeBel said the government will move forward with the measure even though some people question whether a ban would be legal.
In a landmark ruling the UN moved to support wearers of the full-body Islamic veil and ordered France to repay two French women convicted for wearing niqabs in 2012.
No one says they can’t but a Montrealistan city councillor plans to present a motion at the next council meeting affirming that members of the elected body have the right to wear religious symbols.
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European countries like Denmark, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and Latvia have also banned wearing certain types of face-covering clothing, such as the burqa and niqab in public areas.
The Coalition Avenir Québec is not backing down on its plans to bar authority figures like judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols.
But for the first time it has floated the idea that teachers might be allowed to keep their garb because the government could consider those acquired rights.
Rédoine Faïd, France’s most-wanted fugitive for the death of a policewoman during a botched robbery in 2010, has been found three months nearly to the day from when he escaped from prison, France24 reports.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Quebec’s incoming premier to reflect carefully before using the notwithstanding clause to enforce a law that would prohibit public employees from wearing religious symbols such as a hijab or kippa.
Legault would also move swiftly to reduce the number of immigrants allowed into the province by 20 per cent.
On August 1, a ban on wearing face-covering attire in public took effect in Denmark, which thus joins France, Austria, and Belgium in propagating a complete prohibition on the niqab and burka.
Feminists in Iran have expressed outrage after a video emerged showing a hijab-wearing woman attacking another woman for not covering up.