According to the BBC, a younger Muslim woman was unable to attend her London college because of her henna tattoos. She wore them in order for Eid al Adha to be a success.
Twelve-year-old Ayah Lakehal was pulled from her lesson on the Ark International Academy in south-east London for 3 hours on Monday over the varsity’s uniform coverage, her mom claimed.
The college insist she was taken out just for an hour as a “determination was being made”, however that she confronted no further sanctions or punishment.
Her mom, Layla Harhala, instructed the BBC that she felt “indignant, upset and disillusioned”, over the therapy of her daughter.
As part of Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and other events such as weddings, Muslims often beautify their hands and various parts of their bodies with henna tattoos.
Henna-body art, which is popular in South Asia, the Center East and North Africa and South Asia as well as parts of sub Saharan Africa are very common. Patterns can be as long as 2 weeks.
Henna is also a natural hair dye that comes from plants.
Ayah stated that she felt discriminated towards her faith, and felt “actually pressured” concerning the Muslim festivals that she will have a good time “solely a few times a 12 months”.
Her mum, who works as a senior midwife, stated she is allowed to put on henna at work, and fails to know “what was completed mistaken”.
Ark International Academy spokesperson informed the BBC in the interim that henna tattoos weren’t covered by their uniform coverage points. This is why Ayah took over an hour to consider whether to continue with classes.
The college’s uniform guideline features a ban on make-up and jewelry.