"Burqa sales on the rise" screamed the headlines. I reacted instantly. All these days, I had taken the increased number of Muslim girls graduating from high school as a sign that the community was getting more progressive, while in fact it has been regressing and putting more girls behind the veil. I was livid, and also upset.
I read further. The number of young girls buying burqas has gone up exponentially in the last decade, but the reason for it is that more girls are stepping out of the house, so need the veil.