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Bangladesh bans enforced Islam dress code

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by jagjitnatt, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Bangladesh bans Islam dress code

    A Bangladesh court has ruled that people cannot be forced to wear skull caps, veils or other religious clothing in workplaces, schools and colleges.

    The ruling came after reports that a college in the north had forced students to wear veils.

    The high court also ruled that women cannot be prevented from taking part in sports or cultural activities.

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    Because any kind of religious attire is imposed, that has been declared illegal to some extentâ€￾

    Mahbub Shafique
    Lawyer
    The court said that wearing any form of religious clothing, for students and employees, should be a personal choice.

    It has also asked the authorities to explain why it should not be made illegal to prevent girls from taking part in sports and cultural activities.

    In April this year, the court ordered schools and colleges not to force women to wear the burqa, a garment that covers the entire body except the eyes and hands.

    Mahbub Shafique, one of the lawyers who filed the latest litigation, told the BBC how this ruling goes a step further.

    "The difference between these two is that, this particular ruling today doesn't apply only on females it also applies to males as well.

    "Because any kind of religious attire is imposed, that has been declared illegal to some extent."

    The repeated interventions by the court show that these orders are likely to be ignored by most people living outside the capital Dhaka.

    Though Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority nation, most people practise a moderate version of Islam.

    In the long run, the country's politicians want the country to transform into a secular democracy rather than an Islamic republic
     
  2. brain_dead

    brain_dead Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    im sure the judge who has given this verdict would bee killed .

    what a bullcrap.
     
  3. Karthic Sri

    Karthic Sri <b>STAR MEMBER of the MONTH</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    Mate dont be misguided into thinking all Bangladeshis are like "you-know-who".

    Those people are just a miniscule among the majority BD people and un-mistakably they are those who are afflicted with the "identity-crisis" syndrome.
     
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    booo Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    makes sense. religion should be personal choice.
     
  5. desiman

    desiman Lieutenant ELITE MEMBER

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    wonder what Al-Zakir has to say about this, wait let me guess, this judge was on Indian payroll :p
     
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  6. genetic_nomad

    genetic_nomad FULL MEMBER

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    do we have a similar law in India?
     
  7. brain_dead

    brain_dead Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    we dont need one. noone here can force anyone to do something against his wish.
    its india , not bangladesh or pakistan.
     
  8. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Invite him. Lets here his opinion
     
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    brain_dead Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    i bet he wont come here sir. these guys can only shout in their own backyard only.

    if any of the bangladeshi(likes of idune n al zakir) is reading this thread , then its my challange to them to come here and plz post the kind of comments that u use to post there...

    plz try.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    u have no idea how many of them r watching this,one of a Pakistani member of the neighborhood forum copy pasted the entire comments from Jf-17 thread of our forum to their forum(to describe about the Indian mentality),but accidentally displayed his own mentality that their kind is peeping secretly on our forum:lol:
     
  11. Dilemma

    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I have been to Dhaka myself and BDeshis overall are very nice and hospitable. There are some nutheads who blame India for all of their problems but its only 2 out of 10. The family I knew envied India for its progress and wished they could meet Bollywood stars. And yeah, all the ladies in their family din't wear hijabs or burqas. They were very modern and well dressed.
     
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