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Saudi cleric says women who drive risk damaging their ovaries

A conservative Saudi Arabian cleric has said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems, countering activists who aretrying to end the Islamic kingdom's male-only driving rules.

entertainment Updated: Oct 09, 2013 13:48 IST
Reuters
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A conservative Saudi Arabian cleric has said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems, countering activists who are
trying to end the Islamic kingdom's male-only driving rules.

A campaign calling for women to defy the ban in a protest drive on October 26 has spread rapidly online over the past week and gained support from some prominent women activists.

On sunday, the campaign's website was blocked inside the kingdom.

First Published: Oct 09, 2013 13:27 IST