New Delhi: Saudi women are forbidden to drive, to go to the gym and to travel alone without authorisation signed by a male guardian.
And now Saudi Arabia has made another addition to its list of extreme bans as it has banned total of 50 names including the name of Ram.
Administration here has directed the citizens not to keep banned names to their children.
It justified the ban by saying that the names either contradicted the culture or religion of the kingdom, or were foreign, or “inappropriate”.
According to the list of forbidden names, Saudis will no longer be able to call their children Linda, Alice, Malaak (angel) or Basmala (utterance of the name of God), Abdul Nabi and Abdul Hussain and the names which are with royal connotations, especially titles such as Sumuw (highness), Malek (king) and Malika (Queen) and other royal terms such as Al Mamlaka (the kingdom).