Kuwaiti parliament opens debate on granting women full political rights
Kuwait's National Assembly (Parliament) on Monday started deliberations on the request of 10 MPs to refer article one of the electoral law to the Constitutional Court, in an attempt to grant women full political rights.
However, parliament Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi adjourned the session for 15 minutes after crowds started clapping hard following the speech given by MP Mohammed Al-Saqer, a pro-women rights activist.
According to KUNA, the speaker ordered the crowds to leave the parliament building. A large number of people started gathering outside the parliament building since 8:00 Monday morning before they enetered the parliament to attend the session.