Egypt Independent

Teacher accused of cutting unveiled pupil’s hair to be investigated



The public prosecutor has instructed a swift investigation into allegations that a schoolteacher in Luxor cut the hair of two female pupils as punishment for not wearing the hijab.

Public Prosecution spokesperson Adel al-Saeed said the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood has filed a report over the incident.

Saeed said the teacher broke the law in a clear violation of the rights of children and their private lives. He added that the alleged act endangered the child’s safety.

Public Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud instructed Luxor’s Public Prosecution to hear the two students’ testimonies of the incident and question the accused teacher.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm