The driver did not let the 13-year-old girl on the bus because of the “obscene” clothes

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 The driver did not let the 13-year-old girl on the bus because of the "obscene" clothes

On Friday, a bus driver refused to let a 13-year-old girl on a bus in central Israel because he thought her clothes

Tamara Lahav was waiting for the number 9 Kavim bus from Or Akiva to Binyamina Givat Ada. On a warm June morning, she was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and she was heading to the nearest mall.

But when the bus pulled up and Lahav was about to get on, the driver stopped her and asked if she had “cover up.” Surprised by the unexpected question, Lahav said that she had nothing. The driver did not let her into the bus and left, leaving her at the bus stop.

Upon learning of the incident, Lahav's mother called the National Public Transportation Authority and filed a complaint against the driver.

“His behavior in a public place is a serious affront to the fundamental rights that we all have, and especially to human dignity. Tamara grew up knowing the importance of complete equality. No one can tell her what to wear,” — she said.

According to Israeli law, a bus driver has no right to discriminate against passengers because of their clothing. The Kavim bus company said it would look into the incident and take disciplinary action against the driver if found to have violated company policy.

his appearance", — the company said in a statement.

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