Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim
Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-controversy-of-banning-niqab-in-public-in-egypt/
Calls for banning the niqab (the full face veil) in public places and state institutions in Egypt have recently re-emerged, gaining momentum after the High Administrative Court rendered a final judgment this past January rejecting the appeal of 80 niqab-wearing researchers at Cairo University and upholding the university’s decision to ban niqab for staff members during lectures. Following this judgment, Ain Shams University in Cairo announced a ban on the niqab for university staff members and teaching assistants inside labs and lecture halls. Furthermore, it also banned the niqab for doctors, nurses, and their assistants during medical examinations and work at university hospitals.
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