According to the new law, all women with alluring eyes have to wear a full veil. The spokesperson of Saudi Arabian Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice -- Sheikh Motlab al Nabet claimed that they have full authority and right to impose such bans on women.
A British newspaper quoted Nabet as saying, "The men of the committee will interfere to force women to cover their eyes, especially the tempting ones. We have the right to do so."
We'll interfere to force women to cover their eyes, especially the tempting ones
The new law has been criticised on social media such as Facebook, Twitter. Many commentators were seen discussing the definition of "tempting eyes".
While a commentator claimed that tempting eye referred to "uncovered eyes with a nice shape and makeup", another commentator claimed, "...without makeup, if they are beautiful, the woman will be in trouble."
Huge expectations were set for Prince Naif who is all set to succeed his father king Abdullah. Earlier it was expected that the new King might be more liberal while taking decisions on women.
However, all hope went in vein as Prince Naift too suggested that any Muslim should support the Committee's new law.
Many had hoped that his ascension to the Saudi throne would bring an end to this kind of draconian oppression, but unfortunately he looks as intolerant as his father.
"It should be supported because it is a pillar of Islam. If you are a Muslim, you should support the committee," the British newspaper quoted him as saying.