home | Register | Suggestions

Profile  
 
Skip Navigation Links
Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad as-Sadiq (peace be upon him) has said that: “Reciting the Qur’an from the pages of the Qur’an (meaning to look at it and recite it - not from memory) lightens the punishment of one’s mother and father, even if they are both disbelievers.” Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 613
2016-11-07
Women Worldwide
Share Email
Saudi council rejects proposal for study of women's driving

Saudi Arabia's top advisory body, known as the Shura Council, has rejected a proposal for conducting a study on the issue of women's driving, ignoring international calls for easing restrictions on women.

A member of the council said on Wednesday that the study had been proposed by a male member at a meeting this week but failed to get the required 50-percent-plus-one support.

 

The council member, who refused to be identified, said the proposed study on women's driving sought to look into the difficulties of women behind the wheel and what would be required to allow them to drive.

 

The Shura Council has 150 members, including 30 women. It has no legislative power, although the cabinet takes up its non-binding recommendations.

 

The ban on women's driving has been a thorny issue for Saudi Arabia as the kingdom keeps struggling with international criticism about its record in dealing with the rights of women and minorities. The ban is not officially endorsed in the Saudi legal system but activists say tradition and custom have barred women from driving. Some women have even challenged the ban by posting online selfie images behind the wheel.

 

Under increasing international pressure, Saudi Arabia’s former King Abdullah initiated a series of plans for engaging women in social and political activities. He appointed 30 female members to the Shura Council and allowed women to contest local council elections.

 

However, the current monarch, King Salman, has appeared to be more reluctant in the face of similar calls. His powerful son Mohammad said in April that allowing more freedom to women does have “negative influence” on the Saudi society.

Source:  : rasanews.ir

Submit a Comment :
Name :  
email :
* Comment
 
Type the text


Qod Day

 

 Special Sites                                     

The Union of Islamic World Students / Rohama

Islamic Culture and Relations Organization

Secrets of Quran Miracles