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SAUDI WOMEN ARE NOW FREE TO MAKE THEIR OWN MOVE

By Mukul Arora . 25th June 2018 11:30pm
SAUDI WOMEN ARE NOW FREE TO MAKE THEIR OWN MOVE

For the first time in its History, yesterday Saudi Arabia removed a ban on women driving in the kingdom. Before this Saudi women were exempt from driving in their country. The move came out after a nationwide protest on women rights and equality. This is the first time in the decades-old history of this kingdom that women will be free to drive. Saudi women took to their Twitter handles to celebrate taking the wheel for the first time. Women posted videos driving kids to school, taking friends for a ice cream and driving themselves to work. [caption id="attachment_40541" align="alignnone" width="338"] source/Twitter[/caption] Lifting of this ban is expected to be transformative for women which were dependent either on their relatives or on private cabs for traveling. On the very first day out on roads, many Saudi cops greeted women with flowers on there first drive. [caption id="attachment_40543" align="alignnone" width="450"] source/Twitter[/caption] German carmaker Audi's Arab wing also shared a video with women driving a car with a tagline;  "Audi welcomes women of Saudi Arabia to the driver’s seat." their tweet read;

'History always writes. But today, it is commanded. Audi welcomes the women of Saudi Arabia in the seat of the leadership'.

[caption id="attachment_40542" align="alignnone" width="472"] source/Twitter[/caption] billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said as his daughter Reem drove a family SUV, with his granddaughters applauding from the back seat. [caption id="attachment_40544" align="alignnone" width="499"] source/Twitter[/caption] "Now women have their freedom," he added in a video posted on Twitter. A women activist Hala Al-Dosari Tweeted ;

"I'm happy & relieved that women in my country are now living with a fewer impediment, proud too that my beloved nieces & all the little girls in Saudi will live a bit freer than their mothers"

[caption id="attachment_40545" align="alignnone" width="453"] source/Twitter[/caption]

"The jubilance, confidence & pride expressed by Saudi women driving for the first time in their country, without fear of arrest, brought tears to my eyes, it is exactly why activists like @azizayousef, @saudiwoman & @Loujainhathloul challenged the ban #StandWithSaudiFeminists"

Another woman Tweeted; [caption id="attachment_40547" align="alignnone" width="321"] source/Twitter[/caption]