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Women should not travel more than 48 miles without a male escort – Muslim group
by Lexi Finnigan and John Bingham
Women should not be allowed to go on long journeys without a male chaperone a British Muslim group has advised followers.
Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, condemned the advice from Blackburn Muslim Association as "disgraceful" and said such views had "no place" in modern Britain.
Instructions from the association's "Department of Theology" insist that it is "not permissible" for a woman to go more than 48 miles – deemed to be the equivalent of three days walk - without her husband or a close male relative.
It also stipulates that men must grow beards and advises women to cover their faces.
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