Ruling PPM’s Member of Parliament for Central Maafannu constituency Asma Rasheed has stopped wearing hijab.
Photos of her without the hijab being circulated in the social media has drawn criticism towards her, which has caused her son and President’s Office Minister Mohamed Hussain Shareef (Mundhu) to speak up in defence of her actions.
Mundhu has tweeted that his mother had to stop wearing hijab due to advice from her doctors after she underwent surgery to remove a tumor. He has also asked that her decision be respected.
While the Parliament has five female members, those who wore the hijab included Asma as well as Adhaalath Party’s MP Anaara Naeem. Now that Asma has removed her hijab, only MP Anara remains.