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Religious police ban good-looking women from uncovering their eyes in public

By Mason White 6:26 PM November 4, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Good-looking women are now prohibited from uncovering their eyes in public, the religious police of Saudi Arabia said.

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice announced the crackdown against what is known as “tempting eyes,” and warned violators that they will be subject to full veils.

“Men of the committee will force women to cover their eyes, especially the tempting eyes. We have the right to do so,” a spokesperson for the committee said.

Uncovered eyes, nicely shaped veil cut-outs and eye makeup are considered as tempting eyes. The religious police has about 4,000 officers patrolling the streets of the country.

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice has powerful backers in the country. Prince Naif, who was recently appointed heir to the throne, said: “The committee is supported by all parties. It should be supported because it is a pillar for Islam. If you are a Muslim, you should support the committee.”