KRG endowment ministry made discrimination against women: MP
Lawmaker in the Kurdistan Parliament Shadi Nawzad pose for a picture. The photo was published by Nawzad on April 11,2021.
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Parliament’s Lawmaker Shadi Nawzad said on Sunday (April 11) said that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs has made gender-based discrimination against women after it decided to close down women’s prayer halls in the mosques during the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Earlier on Sunday, the KRG Committee to Combat Coronavirus decided to open the mosques and religion ministry issued fresh strict instructions for prayers to follow through during the fasting month such as donning face masks in the mosques.
It comes in the eight point of the fresh protective measures that the women’s prayer halls should be closed during the month.
“This point is absolutely a gender discrimination and should be taken out from the document immediately, because there are no differences between women and men to perform religious duties and Sunna in the Islamic religion,” Nawzad said. “This stance by the determined ministry is unacceptable.”
“I am questioning here are the women corona transmitters? Are the men more religious and committing? or it is that they do not dare to tell the men that they would not open the mosques and you want to retain some closed and not break your words?” she questioned.
“Where was your gender unit doing when this document was issued?”