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Muslim education body in Kerala bars female students from wearing face veil

By Anuj Cariappa

Kochi, May 02: Amidst all the debate around the relevance of face coverings, a Muslim education body in Kerala has prohibited girl students from wearing face veils.

A circular dated April 17 issued by the Muslim Education Society which runs several schools and professional institutions said that it was difficult to accept a clothing style be it in the name of modernity or religious traditions.

Muslim education body in Kerala bars female students from wearing face veil

From 2019-20 academic year, heads of institutions and local managements must ensure that female students do not come to classes with their faces covered, the circular said.

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We must discourage all undesirable tendencies in campuses the circular signed by Dr P A Fazal Gafoor said.

The circular comes in the wake of a recent order by the Sri Lankan government which banned women from wearing face coverings under an emergency law after the Easter bombings.

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