New York: For the first time in American history, a special program for Hijab Day was organized at the New York Police Headquarters. According to details, February 1 is observed as the annual World Hijab Day in 140 countries around the world, a foundation laid by Nazma Khan in 2013. Last year, on February 1, the New York Police also formally observed this day.
On this occasion, non-Muslim women from the New York Police also wore hijab for solidarity with Muslim women. Many hijab-wearing women from the Muslim community participated in the event, including high-ranking officials from the New York Police, Muslim Officers Society President Adeel Rana, Pakistan Consul General Ameer Khan, and the founder of Hijab Day, Bangladeshi American woman Nazma Khan.
The founder of Hijab Day, Nazma Khan, said that after 9/11, seeing the increasing hatred against Muslim women, she thought of informing the whole world that we take pride in it. She expressed regret over actions against the veil in various countries of Europe, including France.
The President of the Muslim Officers Society, Adeel Rana, said that the hijab does not stop our Muslim women from professional responsibilities. Other police officers said that the New York Police is a department that values its members above race, color, and religion, where they also enjoy religious freedom. Scarves were also distributed among women on this occasion.