Marrakech - The manager of a hotel in Marrakech recently denied access to enter his establishment to a Moroccan woman wearing the burka.
Marrakech – The manager of a hotel in Marrakech recently denied access to enter his establishment to a Moroccan woman wearing the burka.
According to the Moroccan news website Lesiteinfo, the woman, accompanied by her husband, was surprised at the entrance of the hotel when the owner told her that she was not allowed to enter its premises because of her garment.
According to the same source, the Spanish hotel manager dismissed the protesting husband, who argued that there is no law in Morocco that prohibits a woman wearing the burka or the foulard from entering public venues.
Following their argument, the husband, who works for Morocco’s phosphates company, OCP, threatened to sue the owner of the hotel.
The hotel’s owner was finally forced to allow the couple to enter the hotel at the injunction of local authorities.
This incident occurred two years after a swimming pool in the city of El Jadida (100 km south of Casablanca) in and in Marrakech banned women wearing the burkini from accessing their premises.
There is no provision in the Moroccan laws that dictates the way women should dress or bans women from wearing of the burka.
Edited by Natalie Yazhary