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Synonyms for burqa

a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan


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A French court on Thursday fined a Muslim woman 120 euros ($164) for wearing a full-face veil in public, prompting the single mother of three to vow an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to get France to overturn its burqa ban.
Posing for pictures outside Cannock Magistrates Court, David Holmes said: "I'm not against the burqa, it's the principle.
In a YouGov poll taken after the French ban, two-thirds of the British public favored banning the burqa in Britain.
In Canada, after Quebec passed a provincial law banning both the niqab and burqa for anyone using government services including hospital care and university instruction, an Angus Reid poll subsequently revealed a massive 95 percent of Quebecers backing the move.
The convict's sisters and mother had secretly brought him henna, a woman's dress and a burqa two days ago, said police officer, Lt.
Male suicide bombers often don the burqa as a disguise.
If the burqa is truly a symbol of subservience only to God, why don't the Islamic men wear it?
A man who forces a woman to wear a burqa or niqab will be fined $42,000 and serve up to a year in prison.
Her comments came after her colleague, Immigration Minister Damian Green, resisted demands from within the Tory party to ban the burqa, according to Daily Mail.
The survey was conducted after French MPs voted in favour of a ban on wearing veils over the face - a move which could make the burqa illegal, according to a report in our sister newspaper, the Gulf Daily News.
troops and at least 11 civilians died in violence across southern Afghanistan on Friday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in a bazaar.
Logically speaking, can a person be both against the burqa [face veil] and against its opponents?
Between 2008 and 2009, only 10 out of 146,000 applicants for health card photo identification asked for special accommodation because they wore a niqab, a face veil that has a slit for the eyes, or burqa, a full-body veil with a screen for the eyes.
KABUL: A firm believer in women s rights, the only thing Afghan lawmaker Shinkai Karokhail finds as appalling as being forced to wear a burqa is a law banning it.
The problem of the burqa is not a religious problem," he told French legislators in June of last year.