Saudi vice police order shops who employ men and women to put up segregation walls to keep them apart

Daily Mail:

  • Shops have been ordered to erect dividers to keep men and women apart
  • The dividers need to be at least 5ft 3in, religious police said
  • Saudi Arabia’s strict sharia law ban men and women who are not immediate relatives from socialising

By Sara Malm

PUBLISHED: 19:59 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 29 January 2013

Shops in Saudi Arabia have been ordered to put up walls to separate their male and female employees in accordance with the country’s strict vice laws.

The barriers need to be at least 5ft 3in high and will keep staff from seeing and communicating with workers of the opposite sex.

This follows Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islam which prohibits men and women who are not immediate relatives from socialising.

Segregation: Shops in this mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will have to erect barriers to separate their male and female employees as religious law prevents mingling of men and women who are not blood relativesSegregation: Shops in this mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will have to erect barriers to separate their male and female employees as religious law prevents mingling of men and women who are not blood relatives

The news comes only days after the religious police, known as the Mutawa, said there would be no punishment for men who frequent shopping malls and public spaces in their underwear.

The new and controversial trend among young men is to go out in public wearing only undershirts and trousers, normally worn underneath the traditional robes.

 

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2 Responses to Saudi vice police order shops who employ men and women to put up segregation walls to keep them apart

  1. Arun says:

    Gender segregation takes so much time and effort.

  2. Santor says:

    An other reason that islamic countries is way behind the rest of the world :)

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