New York: Muslim women assembled in the city of New York on the occasion of World Hijab Day and appealed to the world to extend cooperation to eradicate racist tendencies and Islamophobia.
This day was also celebrated in Malaysia, Nigeria and West Balkan counties on 1st February.
A meeting was organized by Muslim women in front of the Municipal Office in New York. The participants of the meeting stressed the need to seek cooperation for removing Islamophobia and racist tendencies. They felt that hijab is the protector of their sanctity and dignity. They were also holding placards on which slogans were written.
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It may be mentioned that Ms. Nawaz Nazima Khan of Bangladesh who had started observing this day since 2013 told that she had faced anti-racist tendencies in New York. She also said that 90 countries have supported her movement.
In a similar program held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Muslim women belonging to various occupations participated under the banner, “It is our choice”.