Iranian President Hassan Rouhani led the bold move by posting a picture of Mirzakhani on Instagram without a hijab a day after her death.
How did this versatile piece of fabric get so controversial?
She had dreamt of being a writer as a child, but later took up math with her elder brother’s encouragement, going on to make seminal contributions to algebraic geometry.
After Brexit, the UK could become a more attractive place for Muslim women than the rest of the EU.
Morocco’s recent burqa ban highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women’s rights.
The Supreme Court leaves us with a situation where a woman demonstrates her freedom by choosing to appear for the medical exam without the veil, and should she refuse to do so she is solely responsible for her disbarment