Women banned in Tunisia from wearing the niqab ‘which covers the entire face leaving the eyes’ from government offices

Rising security challenges has moved the Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed into having to place a ban on wearing of the niqab, which covers the entire face apart from the eyes in all the Tunisina government offices.

The order came after three suicide bombings were recorded in the capital, Tunis, within the space of one week.

The government moved a rights group to urge the government to ensure the ban was temporary as the niqab is usually worn by some Muslim women as an interpretation of modest dress and as a symbol of religious faith.

Tunisia’s long-time ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali banned the niqab and hijab in state buildings, but they made a return after he was ousted in 2011.

The President’s office issued a circular on Friday “banning access to public administrations and institutions to anyone with their face covered… for security reasons”.

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