Muslim ladies permitted to wear veil in court———–Canada Supereme court ruling-
Filed Under: Health & Science, World | Posted: 12/24/2012 at 5:54AM
Comments | Region: India
On Thursday,the top court of Canada ruled in favor of wearing face-covering veil for Canadian Muslim ladies.This is for the first time the issue of a witness wearing a veil has under discussion in the court of Canada.
The Supreme court ruled that a Muslim lady wear niqab under certain circumstances.The decision comes in the case of an Ontario women who had filed a case against her uncle and cousin for sexual abuse for years together.
The court held that the sexually abused Muslim lady should be allowed to wear a face-covering veil on the witness stand.The court framed an outline to aid judges ascertain, on a case-by-case basis,e when the veil would be permitted in the court of law.
Described as a"perfect storm of issue",the court upheld the issue of right to a fair trial and Muslim religious rights,in certain cases.