In the wake of the Christchurch tragedy, New Zealand, a country that has ruled in favor of Muslims, has taken another commendable step. The hijab has been made part of the police uniform. Besides, the decision was made to include more Muslim women in the New Zealand police.
The purpose of formally incorporating hijab into police uniforms is to create a comprehensive service that reflects a diverse community.
Zina Ali, a newly recruited constable in the New Zealand Police, is the first female police officer in the country’s history to wear the hijab. Moreover, she born on the Pacific island of Fiji and moved to New Zealand with her family as a child. After the assassination attempt on Christchurch, I decided to join the police. I felt that more and more Muslim women needed to join the police department to help people.
Zina says she is proud to see the hijab formally included in the uniform and hopes that other Muslim women will be inspired to join the police force. Following in the footsteps of Metropolitan London and Scotland. Furthermore, police have also provided Muslim women with the option of wearing hijab in uniform.