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Synonyms for burka

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


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Pictures have shown Jones, from Chatham, Kent, hiding her hair under a burkha, brandishing an AK47 and pointing a pistol while dressed as a nun.
MI5 linked him to Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, the London-based jihadi who in 2013 gave undercover officers the slip disguised as a d as a woman in a burkha.
France has banned the burkha, Muslim faith schools have been targeted for special scrutiny.
Under the escalating frustration, as a knee jerk reaction, a notorious and controversial journalist from NDTV named Burkha Dutt engaged PM's Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and managed to create controversy through aggressive posture.
The Jakarta-based private television network tvOne reported, that a woman wearing a burkha was found in the house and has also been arrested.
Why does this country accept the burkha (which I disagree with) but builders working in Hillfields are told to take down the St George's Cross?
" I am Hindu not Muslim, but I get mobbed everywhere I go in India so I use it to conceal my identity," writes Mallika, while stating that she hid herself in a burkha at the Mumbai airport as she was readying to take the flight to LA.
So why did so many headline writers even mention the burkha that she wore?
A PASSENGER was found with a "mini encyclopaedia of weapons making" in the sleeve of her burkha as she passed through Liverpool's airport.
The incident adds to controversy over the head-to-toe burkha or other full-body coverings worn by some Muslim fundamentalists.
The burkha is an all-in-one body cloak that goes over the womanAAEs head and covers everything but her hands and feet.
I'M WITH President Sarkozy when he says the burkha is a symbol of the oppression of women.
Should they ban scarves and burkha in their countries?