Women in Saudi may have to cover up sexy eyes

Published: Nov 18, 2011, 11:32 IST | Agencies

Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up

Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up.

Fox News quotes a report filed by the news website Bikya Masr, as saying that this move could mark the latest repressive measure taken against women by the Islamic state.

A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, said the committee had the right to stop women revealing "tempting" eyes in public.

Women in Saudi Arabia already have to cover their hair, and, in some regions, their faces while in public. If they do not, they face punishments including fines and public floggings.

The CPVPV has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations. Founded in 1940, its function is to ensure Islamic laws are not broken in public in Saudi Arabia.

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