Cairo University’s spokesperson, Mahmoud Alam El Din, said that the university has been applying the decision of banning niqab at the lecture rooms for a while.
A total number of 80 niqabi researchers at Cairo University filed an appeal against a previous decision by the Administrative Judiciary Court banning them from the face veil on campus.
President of Cairo University Mohamed el-Khosht said that Monday’s ruling to ban teaching staff from wearing niqab at campus “adheres to the university’s customs.”
The SCA said niqab cannot be moved from being permissible to being absolutely prohibited.
Parliament member, Ghada Ajami, submitted a bill banning women to wear the niqab (face veils) in public places.
Famous actor Hussein Fahmy, the first UNDP Regional Goodwill ambassador for Arab States in 1998.
Legislation banning full-face Muslim veils in public spaces has gone into effect in Austria starting Sunday.
Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, said that Salafists’ claims that the “niqab” (cloth covering the face) is obligatory for women in Islam is a pretext for them to consider other Muslims faithless and thus take power.
On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld Belgium’s ban on the Islamic full-face veil, rejecting a legal challenge by two Muslim women.
President of Cairo University, Gaber Nassar, said he did not ban the university’s academic staff from wearing the niqab.