No reason to continue suit against Kulliyya over banning face veil in class, rules High Court

The High Court has ruled that there was no reason to continue a lawsuit filed against the Kulliyathul Dhirasathul Islamiyya school by a student who was instructed to remove her face veil in class, or be expelled.

Rector of Kulliyathul Dhirasathul Islamiyya,Dr Ibrahim Zakariyya Moosa, reportedly told Mehenaz Hussein last year that her face veil should be removed in class or face being expulsion if she refused to do so.

The High Court said the Attorney General (AG) had advised the court that the article banning the face veil in class had now been removed from the regulation and the student, identified by the court as Mehenaz Hussein, was now attending classes wearing the face veil.

After the article banning the face veil was removed Mehenaz was no longer banned from wearing the face veil in class, the High Court ruling said.

The High Court Judges Shuaib Hussein Zakariyya, Abdulla Hameed and Ali Sameer were the presiding judges.

The case was first presented to the Civil Court and the Civil Court also ruled that there was no capacity to continue the case as a suit related to the same case was filed in the High Court at the time.

Dr Zakariyya reportedly told the girl that studying was compulsory under Islam, and that if wearing the face veil obstructed her from studying, she should not wear it even if it was a Sunnah.

Mehenaz told an online religious newspaper at the time that Dr Zakariyya had told her that in different parts of the country terrorists had used the hijab to hide weapons, and that there was “no way to identify the sex of a person wearing the full hijab”.

Speaking in a hearing of the case in February, current Attorney General Aishath Azima Shukoor told the court that up to date Kulliyathul Dhirasathul Islamiyya did not have a specific uniform to wear and that she believed that students should be allowed to attend classes wearing face veil.

At the time, Azima also told the court that the regulations would be amended within a week to allow students to wear the face veil in class.


8 thoughts on “No reason to continue suit against Kulliyya over banning face veil in class, rules High Court”

  1. And so begins the Saudi culture on the female youth of your nation. I doubt the youngest choose to dress this way in your glourious sunshine soaked land, but faced pressure from within the family to hide behind a veil in public places. A one way journey to the oppression of woman kind, spreading like a plague until there is no cure for this breach of woman's rights.

  2. to hell with your democracy. you may like men starring at your mother,sister,wife,daughter and imagining wild stuffs about them, mocking them, teasing them and at times touching them. but muslims don't want that. our women is not a showcase. can't swallow my comment? couldn't care less!

  3. Yeah Ali you obviously can't control your impulses at the sight of a woman, so why don't you stay home instead of getting women to cover it all up. Oh n did you know women also get turned on, so men also should go around in sacks,lest they evoke desire in a woman.

  4. Ali speaks the truth and the democratic friend must be garrotted on the spot!

    Our women must be protected from the depredations of men and from their own proclivity towards harlot behaviour; and modesty is the protection there is.

    As the horse must be kept in its stable where the wolf cannot see or molest it, a woman must be kept in her niqhuab.

    Do not questions this, for that is the way God hath ordained things to be. I am a great scholar, and confirm the sagacity of my opinion. Alhamdulillaah.

  5. The reason why people like Ali and Dhivehi Hanguraama want young girls to cover up is they can’t control their own paedophilic tendencies. Can’t wait for the day when you find out God may actually be a woman and it’s the devil that has been whispering in your ear all these years. Should be an eternity of fun waiting for you both.

  6. Actually give me your address and i will come round and allow you to try and garrott me or see if you hide behind the veil you dress your woman in. As you claim to speak with as voice of God, i'll send you to meet her for a face to face chat so she can put you right on your misguided ways

  7. Veil should be compulsory for all Maldivian women, also they must wear only black Burkha all the time. They are only allowed to lift the Burkha when they are being mounted by their husbands. Women should not be allowed to go to school(education) , drive or vote like in Saudi Arabia. We are a Sunni country and must be totally Islamic, we can't be half Islamic, it's like being half pregnant. Maldivian men must also keep beards. Besides our brethren in Afghanistan have showed us veils and burkhas make a great disguise for bearded Mullahs to escape when attacked by Kaffir Westerners!


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