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Afghan Leader Ashraf Ghani Apologises For Headscarf Remark

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The following is an excerpt from BBC.com | December 3, 2017 |

The Afghan president has apologised to women for remarks he made about the traditional headscarf.

On Saturday, Ashraf Ghani responded to claims that some government officials have links to so-called Islamic State. He said people should provide evidence or wear a woman's headscarf.

It provoked a backlash from people who viewed the comments as sexist.

Mr Ghani later apologised to women who felt offended and said his comments had been misinterpreted.
In a statement, the Afghan presidential palace said: "The president is a very prominent advocate of women's rights and has taken unique steps to strengthen and preserve their position since his tenure as the president of Afghanistan."

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