This is the image of the first public 'all girls' meet in Saudi Arabia
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The move certainly is progressive for a country where women face restrictions on their basic human rights. However, the images of the meeting has kicked up a storm online after it was criticised for one key reason — women and girls were absent from the event. It was later found that the meeting, which took place on Saturday was only attended by men, while the women participated via video link sitting in another room. The viral image of 13 men sitting on the dais has gone viral. The event was presided over by Prince Faisal bin Mishal bin Saud, the governor of al-Qassim province, who praised the meeting as the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. Twitter, however, was not so kind.