‘Man tried to pull off my niqab,’ says 14-year-old

A 14-year-old British teenager has described her horror when a man tried to pull off her face veil in the street. She told the BBC Radio four World at One programme that it had made her nervous when out and about.

The student said it was her own choice to wear the veil and neither of her parents had encouraged her to do so. She said it meant she avoided the pressures to keep up with the latest trends and look a certain way.

She spoke to the BBC’s Sima Kotecha .

BBC News, 19 September 2013