AsiaStoryBeyond the Veil by Kanishka Mukherji

I am a 21st century girl, born in a well educated Muslim family. My parents brought me up with much liberal views. After attaining puberty I was introduced to the abaya and niqab. I was given a choice to wear it or not.

O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters, as well as all [other] believing women, that they should draw over themselves some of their outer garments [when in public]: this will be more con-ducive to their being recognized [as decent women] and not annoyed. But [withal,] God is indeed much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace!

Surah Al-Azhab 33:59

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

I am a 21st century girl, born in a  well educated Muslim family. My parents brought me up with much liberal views. After attaining puberty I was introduced to the abaya and niqab. I was given a choice to wear it or not.

Often misinterpreted as a shroud of oppression and a flag of fundamentalism, the burka/burqa, hijab and the niqab have been the centre of many controversies in the western world where it is regarded as a security risk.

I wear a burka not because someone forced me to, but because I wanted to. I love how it is so easy to wear, I love how I can move freely in it, I love how people stare at me when I walk down a non Muslim neighborhood because I appear different. It gives me confidence and makes me feel one with my community which I am proud to be a part of. It doesn’t chain me, it liberates me. I am still a girl like all of the others and I still do things which every other girl does.

Sadly enough in the 21st century when the world is echoing with shouts of protests for feminism, we are still often isolated in a crowd due to our choice, often misinterpreted as our compulsion.

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji
Beyond the Veil | Kanishka Mukherji

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