Woman investigated for breaking dress code in Saudi Arabia

Khulood violated the dress code of the kingdom that is criticised by sections of the country

Saudia Arabia imposed a dress code for women - that applies to both local and foreign women - which requires them to wear an abaya (a robe-like loose dress) with a veil covering their hair in public places, which is stipulated under the Sharia Law. In a video, she was seen walking in a miniskirt in public.

Khulood posted a video on Snapchat that showed her walking through narrow streets of Ushaiqer donning a dress that is unacceptable in Saudi society sparking a nationwide outrage.

Needless to say that the video sparked a heated debate on social media as BBC reported that many Saudis have called for the young lass's arrest for going against the country's strict dress code, whilst others have praised her for her bravery.

Ibrahim al-Munayif, a Saudi writer with more than 41,000 followers on Twitter, wrote on his official account that allowing people to disobey the law leads to chaos.


Authorities are now looking into taking possible action against the model, the BBC reports, as the kingdom has a legally enforced modest dress code for women.

Others pointing out the fact that US First Lady, Melania Trump, although modestly dressed, had refused to wear a head cover during President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia in May.

The Saudi Okaz news website reported that officials in Ushaiager called on the region's governor and police to take actions against the woman in response to the video, without elaborating further.

Given that nearly half of Saudi Arabia's population in under the age of 25, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has pushed for greater openings for entertainment in part to appease the country's youth, but strict gender segregation rules remain.

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