Luxor (Egypt), Oct. 17 (AP): A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old schoolgirls for not wearing the Muslim headscarf by cutting their hair, the father of one girl said today.
The governor of Luxor province where the incident occurred called the teacher’s actions “shameful” and said she had been transferred to another school.
In the village of Qurna in Luxor province, 500km south of Cairo, father Berbesh Khairi El-Rawi said the teacher forced the two girls to stand with their hands above their heads for two hours and then cut their hair in their school. He said he filed a complaint after the October 10 incident with the prosecutor’s office in Luxor.
Provincial governor Ezzat Saad confirmed the teacher had been transferred for a “shameful” act.