Historic: Saudi Arabia government has allowed to women to drive
According to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday, women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to drive in the Kingdom. Notably, it was one of the most criticized human restrictions all across the world and this is a welcome change.
The decree, signed by King Salman and broadcast on state television, said that majority of senior leaders had deemed the change under Sharia Law. The applicable government has been ordered to make all the legal adjustments that are required to implement the same by next June.
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The change is historic and commendable. The change has now aligned Saudi Arabia with virtually every other country in the world, including all other conservative countries which have long allowed more freedom for women.
When the news broke on Tuesday, Sharif took to twitter and wrote, “Saudi Arabia will never be the same again. The rain begins with a single drop.” We say that the government is slowly becoming more liberal for women of its country. Notably, a new government plan has called for increasing the role of Saudi women in the economy. The government has also boosted its participation in the workforce, from 22 percent to 30 percent by 2030.
Thousands of women activists in Saudi Arabia were fighting for their rights from past so many years, and this is a welcome change.
US President Donald Trump has praised Saudi Arabia’s commendable step for a new change. In an official statement stated, “A positive step towards promoting the rights and the opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia.”
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