OTTAWA – British Columbia Senator Mobina Jaffer spoke out today about the violence that took the life of Aqsa Parvez, a 16-year-old Muslim girl from Mississauga Ontario, who was allegedly killed by her father because she decided she would not wear the hijab, the traditional Muslim head scarf.
“This act must be condemned by all Canadians from all walks of life, and I call on all Canadians to reach out and help other girls who are in the same predicament,” said Senator Jaffer.
“Sadly, there are many young girls like Aqsa who are struggling to integrate into our great Canadian society. These girls need proper assistance and we must help, as they are our young girls, our Canadian girls,” said Senator Jaffer.
Jaffer continued, “In the aftermath of this girl’s death, I urge parents to seek ways to understand the choices their daughters make, and I encourage young girls like Aqsa to seek assistance if they are facing similar challenges or physical and emotional abuse.”
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