Tripoli, January 30, 203, Thursday

The African Tuareg tribal community requires men, not women, to wear a veil, while women can walk around without covering their heads. The population of this community is estimated at one lakh. Most of them emphasize Islam as well as their tribal traditions and customs. They consider themselves to be from the Fijan region of Libya. The people of the Tuareg community still lead a nomadic life, moving from place to place.

Women in this community have more rights than men by birth. There are incidents of molestation of women by men in the world but here women torture men. Still, poor men can’t even speak against women. Surprisingly, women can have sex with any man even before marriage. Not only this, women can divorce men whenever they want after marriage. When a married woman leaves her home, she can take all her hard earned money with her.

Usually a girl is taught modesty when she is older, while in the Tuareg community, when a boy turns 18, he is compulsorily taught to cover his face with a blue cloth. That is why tourists from outside have adopted the name Blumen. Nothing is visible under the veil except the eyes, ears and nose of this Blumen. No male objection is accepted in this regard.