A Saudi woman wants a divorce because her husband tried to sneak one look at her face after 30 years of marriage.
The 50-year-old woman followed the tradition of her native village near the south-western city of Khamis Mushayt and kept her features veiled at all times.
After keeping his urge of curiosity for 30 years, the husband somehow decided to try lifting his wife’s veil as she slept to take a look at her face, and it proved as a costly mistake as his outraged wife woke up during his sneak peek and is now demanding a divorce.
The woman said that her husband apologised and promised never to do it again, but she insisted she wanted a divorce. This is not the first example of Saudi husbands with wives forever shrouded in mystery.
Don’t mistaken this as an Islamic practice though, it’s just a very old tradition practised by a tiny minority of women in remote areas of Gulf countries, and an odd one obviously.