Telegraph on line: Bangladesh’s high court has banned educational institutions in the Muslim-majority country from bullying female employees into wearing headscarves or veils, a lawyer said on Friday.
„It is a woman’s personal choice to cover her head or not and nobody can force them to do so against their will,” she said, quoting the court ruling.
The government official has since been ordered by the court to apologise, Ms Hossain said.
In recent years, Bangladesh has seen a rise in reported incidents of sexual harassment at educational institutions. The country has recently deployed plain-clothed police at schools in the capital to prevent bullying of female students.