Saudi Arabia does away with driving ban on women

ban of driving will be gone as per the decision taken by the Saudi government last September

It is a massive and revolutionary change for a highly conservative society of Saudi Arabia.

The change might be miniscule to other societies but Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.

The ban of driving will be gone as per the decision taken by the Saudi government last September.

It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives.

However, the move comes amid an intensified crackdown on activists who campaigned for the right to drive.

At least eight women’s rights activists are being detained and could face trial in a counter-terrorism court and long prison sentences for their activism, as per the human rights group Amnesty.

Thousands of women could soon take to the roads.

“It is a historic moment for every Saudi woman,” Saudi television presenter said.

She said she was behind the wheel minutes after the end of the driving ban at midnight local time.

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