RIYADH – Footage of a young woman in a miniskirt and crop top, wandering in a village in conservative rural Saudi Arabia, has sparked heated debate on social media. Some are calling for the model to be punished, while others are demanding new rules for women’s dress.

The video, initially posted on Snapchat, shows a woman posing at a deserted historic fort in the village of Ushaiger, 200km north-west of the capital, Riyadh, Saudi media reported on Monday.

The village is located in the region of Najd, which is known for its traditional mores.