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23 April 2024

Saudi school girls warned against wearing 'tight clothes'

Saudi school girls warned against wearing 'tight clothes'. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff

Saudi Arabia has warned its school girls against wearing tight clothes on the grounds they are against school rules and Islamic tenets.

In a statement published in local newspapers on Monday, The Ministry of Education said it had noticed some female students at schools across the Gulf Kingdom were wearing tight dresses “that showed most body details.”

“All schools are asked not to allow female students to wear clothes that violate school rules and Islamic tradition, including those which are tight to the body, after we noticed some of them are wearing such clothes,” it said.

”The schoolgirl’s dress must be in line with Islamic tenets…it must not be transparent or sticking to the body in a way that will highlight her organs…there should not be any resemblance to the boy’s dress as our prophet (peace be upon him) had cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men.”

The Ministry asked headmistresses and other education officials in charge of girls schools to enforce the new rule and warned they would be subject to punitive measures in cause “such a phenomenon persists.”