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To veil or not to veil?

  • Nur Aisyah Kotarumalos

Singapore | Fri, December 8 2017 | 01:05 am

PREMIUM The question of veiling has always been a heated debate, while in the past three decades Indonesia’s religious landscape has changed dramatically. Back in 1993, when veiling was not common nor an essential part of the identity of an Indonesian Muslim woman, I started to cover my head.

At my secular government school, the headscarf had never been part of the uniform and students who wore ...