Veiled Saudi women take photos of their children during a ceremony to celebrate Saudi Arabia's - Reuters
CAIRO - 3 October 2017: Throughout the beginning of the month, Saudi Arabia started allowing women to drive cars, prepared a law to combat harassment, and are now allowing women to keep their mobile phones while on university campuses.
According to Gulf News, the decision to allow women to enter campuses with their mobile phones came after several parents’ complained about their daughters being searched, and forced to give up their mobile phones.
Hence, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia decided to permit female students to keep their mobile phones while attending their universities.
This decision delighted Saudi women who expressed their excitement and happiness on Twitter.
Dr. Mohamed al-Shahat al-Jundi, a member of the Islamic Research Academy, commented on these recent decisions issued in favor of women, saying that these decisions are a qualitative shift in favor of women and a turning point in the path of the Kingdom.
He added that the leadership of Saudi Arabia want to become open to the world and transform themselves into a modern society.
Hisham al-Najjar, an Islamic scholar, said that Saudi Arabia is implementing a new vision, enabling the society to activate the role of women and benefit from their talents and abilities in all societal fields. He adds that this move of modernization in Saudi Arabia will not be achieved by the efforts of men alone, and that restrictions imposed on women there should be removed.
According to Anissa Hassouna, a member of the House of Representatives, Saudi women will gain more rights under the rule of King Salman.