Recently, the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University of Indonesia in Yogyakarta issued a ban on the niqab.
The rector of the university, Professor Yudian Wahyudi, imposed the restriction on the Arabic-style dressing - a full veil which covers all parts of the female body except for the eyes - claiming that it was necessary to foster a "conducive academic climate".
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