Monthly Archives: June 2012
A West Java city is turning the clock back on women’s rights, with a civic decree forcing every female adult Muslim to wear a veil.
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The Jakarta Post last night reported that ‘Tasikmalaya, West Java, will soon require all Muslim women, residents and visitors alike, to wear veils to enforce its sharia ordinance.
“We are finalizing a city regulation so that [the 2009 Ordinance on Islamic-based Values of Community Life] can come into effect as soon as possible,” Tasikmalaya City Secretary Tio Indra Setiadi told The Jakarta Post on Monday.