A hijab-wearing lawyer has been appointed to the Queen’s Counsel, the first criminal barrister to do so. Sultana Tafadar QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers in London, celebrated taking silk at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster. The Luton-born lawyer with Bangladeshi roots hopes her success will provide inspiration and confidence for other female lawyers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
A court in the southern Indian state of Karnataka told students on Thursday not to wear any religious clothing until it delivers a verdict on petitions seeking to overturn a ban on hijabs, headscarves used by Muslim women. The court in Karnataka state is considering petitions filed by students challenging a ban on hijabs that some schools have implemented in recent weeks.