Banning the veil: Is freedom not objective anymore?
What is freedom? Is it as Merriam-Webster says the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in choice or is it the imposition of abstract âliberal values’ defined by set sections of society? Is it a particular or a universal? Questions like these pertaining to cultural ethos and values have come to the fore since rigorous debates concerning the “veil” ban erupted across Europe and the Middle East in recent months.