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    Egypt court upholds ban on veils in exams - 3 Jan 10

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A court in Egypt has ruled in favour of the government's decision to ban students from wearing the face veil (niqab) while taking university examinations.

    But female students who had appealed the ban when it was originally imposed by the government last October have vowed to appeal the verdict.

    The students said the ban on niqab infringed on their religious rights.