Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

Bar­bie an­nounces the re­lease of its first hi­jab-clad doll, mod­elled on the US Olympic fencer The bronze-medal­list at the Rio Olympics said she was pleased with the early ver­sion of the doll, which was clad in a white padded fenc­ing out­fit from head to toe, with “Muham­mad” printed in black let­ters across the back, New Yorker re­ported. The doll’s fenc­ing hel­met can be re­moved to re­veal the hi­jab

“Ibti­haj is an in­spi­ra­tion to count­less girls who never saw them­selves rep­re­sented, and by honour­ing her story, we hope this doll re­minds them that they can be and do any­thing,” Se­jal Shah Miller, Bar­bie’s vice pres­i­dent of global mar­ket­ing, said

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