Egypt teacher suspended for cutting non-veiled student’s hair

An Egyptian teacher was suspended Sunday after she cut the hair of one of her students as punishment for not wearing the Islamic veil. (Shutterstock)

An Egyptian teacher was suspended Sunday after she cut the hair of one of her students as “punishment for not wearing the Islamic veil,” Egypt’s  state news agency MENA was quoted by Al Ahram as saying. 

The incident, which occurred in the Fayoum governorate, took place on Thursday when the teacher cut a girl called Nora’s hair.

In interviews with local media, Nora, whose last name was withheld, said she asked her teacher not to punish her, promising she would wear a veil in the future.

It is not the first time that such an incident has taken place in Egypt, even though no laws stipulate that women should wear the veil in the Arab country.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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