Members of the Niqab Squad posing after archery practice. The group is one of a number in multi-faith Indonesia seeking to normalise the wearing of conservative Muslim dress. Photo: Niqab Squad

Why niqab is being worn by more Muslim women in Indonesia, and a secular nation’s sometimes hostile response to full-face veil 

Wearing a full-face veil in a country where most Muslim women choose either a hijab or no headscarf at all is as much a cultural as a religious choice, and one being promoted and defended by groups such as the Niqab Squad

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Members of the Niqab Squad posing after archery practice. The group is one of a number in multi-faith Indonesia seeking to normalise the wearing of conservative Muslim dress. Photo: Niqab Squad
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