French burqa ban is an infringement on women’s right: Bazm-e-Khwateen
By TwoCircles.net staff reporter,
Lucknow: Bazm-e-Khwateen, a women organisation in Lucknow has decried the ban on burqa imposed by French government. The organisation termed it as an infringement on Islamic shariah, personal independence and women's right.
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President, Bazm-E-Khwateen, Begum Shahnaz Sidrat stated that burqa or veil in any form cannot be termed as a sign of backwardness. "It is a means for women to remain modest while they are venturing out for work or other purposes. The females of western countries do not use veil and are thus promoting indecency rather than development," she said.
Sidrat also stated that there is no particular form of burqa in the religion and the veil may differ as per climate, educational environment and local conditions. "One should be in her limit while going outside and should be decent in her appearance," she said.
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