UK school bans Muslim mum from attending parents evening for refusing to remove veil
London, June 24 (ANI): A Muslim mother in UK was turned away from her teenage son's parents evening in school because she refused to take off her veil.
According to the Sun, Maroon Rafique, 40, was barred when she refused to take off her niqab, which she has worn for the past seven years.
Reception staff told the mum of two that all visitors to the campus had to keep their faces visible for safety reasons.
Rafique was then forced to call her husband Abdul, 40, and ask him to come to Manchester College and speak with tutors about the progress of her son Awais, 18.
Rafique, of Whalley Range, said: "My son has been at the college for the past two years and I have been in there twice wearing the veil without any problems".
"This time though one of the women at the reception saw me and said: "I am sorry but you have to remove your veil to go to this meeting because it's college policy"
Son Awais, who has a 12-year-old brother called Ibrahim, added: "It was really embarrassing when they told her she couldn't come in".
A Manchester College spokeswoman said an investigation into the April 19 incident had been launched and said Rafique's concerns were being taken very seriously. (ANI)
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