Zeena Ali becomes 1st officer to wear hijab on police uniform in New Zealand

Zeena Ali becomes 1st officer to wear hijab on police uniform in New Zealand

- New Zealand has made its police force more accommodating to women in Islam with its new dress code

- Muslim women in the force can now wear hijabs on their uniforms as it is now lawful to do so

- Since the rule came into force, Zeena Ali is the first female officer to dress in that manner as she was the designer of the new uniform

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It is amazing to see that the world is gradually becoming inclusive to all irrespective of their faith and gender.

According to AJ+ on Twitter, New Zealand Police has upgraded its dressing system for Muslim women to allow them to wear hijabs on their uniforms.

In a tweet shared by the media, it was revealed that Zeena Ali is the first female officer to wear it. The woman said that her police training was at a time when there was a tense atmosphere in the country following Christchurch mosque attacks.

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The woman's photo has gone viral online and it drew comments.
Photos source:@ajplus, Kai Schwoerer

The woman's photo has gone viral online and it drew comments. Photos source: @ajplus, Kai Schwoerer
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As at the time of writing this report, the tweet has gone viral with over 10,000 likes and thousands of comments.

See her photo below:

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

@Rob_AR said:

"While this is great news in terms of respect, identity, religious freedom and diversity... I do hope in the long run women (and as a matter of fact, human beings) do not feel the need to wear historic symbols of oppression."

@Samir_Madani said:

"I think it's fair to say that it won't be considered remotely provocative if it came with a face mask. The planets kinda aligned for that one this year."

@abiikeblogger said:

"As much as this is progressive, I don't agree. As tolerant as the west is, they shouldn't be compelled to change their laws because of religion rather the individuals conform to the dress code. If the case was reverse, this won't happen."
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@eyupsabrikartal said:

"It felt wonderful. This initiative of the government and the initiative of the police department is highly appreciated. People should be given a chance to move forward. No matter what religion."

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