Source: The National
Aaffia Arshad, 40, says her promotion is great news for diversity in the UK legal system
A woman in Britain who has become the first judge in the western world to wear a hijab hopes to be an inspiration to young Muslims.
Aaffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, has wanted to work in law since she was 11 years old.
Ms Arshad, a barrister, was last week appointed a deputy district judge on the Midlands circuit.
She said her promotion was great news for diversity in the world’s most respected legal system.
Ms Arshad said the judicial office was looking to promote diversity, but when they appointed her they did not know that she wore the hijab.