Officials in Canada Decide Face Veil Not Required To Be Removed For Citizenship Ceremonies
Canada’s Minister of Justice and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship came up with a joint statement announcing that the government will take back the appeal which required the removal of the niqab for citizenship ceremonies.
A niqab is a veil worn by some Muslim women that covers part of the face.
Zunera Ishaq first brought the case against the Canadian government after she refused to take the citizenship oath if it meant she had to remove her niqab.
A lower court ruled that this requirement was unlawful and an appeals court upheld that decision. The ministers said they respect the decision of the courts.