“You just have to wear a burqa inside the school; you are free to take it off when you leave the school premises,”said the principal of a Karachi-based school while interviewing a candidate.
“It’s just a garment,” thought the candidate, and a garment that was helping her get a higher salary than all the other schools.
So she signed the teaching contract and took the burqa home with her. All day at home, that burqa in her bag haunted her. How could she don something all day that represented something she hadn’t fully accepted in her heart?
Wasn’t she lying to impressionable children?