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- On 12 March 2010, Mosher drew a cartoon depicting a woman in a niqab with prison bars and a lock in place of her eyes.
- In 2011, Syrian President Bashar Assad reversed a decision that bans teachers from wearing the niqab.
- Since the attacks, any garment covering the face including the burqa and niqab, has been banned in Sri Lanka.
- On June 23, 2010, Nile introduced a bill into the Legislative Council to criminalize the public wearing of any face covering which prevents the identification of the wearer, including the burqa and niqab.
- Thuraya al-Hafez (1911-2000), (Arabic ثريا الحافظ) was a Syrian politician who campaigned against the niqab and for women's rights.
- In Latvia, a law issued in 2016 to ban niqab and burqa in entire country was passed by Latvian parliament.
- Zakzouk frowned on the use of the niqab. He expelled a counsellor wearing the niqab from a meeting at his ministry, and stated "the religious counsellor should set an example of moderation.
- Hilal's appearance on the program wearing niqab was noted in the media.
- During a television interview, Wahhab made disparaging comments about the Niqab which Saudi women wear. Sunni Muslim groups protested. Wahhab apologized to Saudi women for the niqab remarks.
- In 2011, Kenney imposed a ban on niqab face veils for those taking the oath of citizenship.
- After Azmi requested to be able to wear the veil the school and the local authority allowed her to wear the niqab temporarily outdoors in school grounds, but was concerned that many male colleagues were necessarily in the classrooms.
- She stopped wearing the traditional "niqab" in favour of more colourful "hijabs" that showed her face.
- Human Rights groups condemned this move as a potential violation of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion of those women who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity or beliefs.
- The debate around the "niqab" reflects the greater war against the threat of violent extremism which has led to a broad government crackdown and massive arrests, not only of suspected extremists but moderate Islamists.
- In September 2021, the Taliban mandated that women attending private Afghan universities must wear a niqab.
- On 21 July 2010, the government in Damascus ordered the banning of face-covering niqab in public and private universities amid fears of increasing Islamic extremism among young Muslim students; with hundreds of teachers wearing niqabs were transferred out of Syrian schools and universities and reassigned to administrative jobs, where they would not come into contact with students.
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