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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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The burqa is a garment that covers women from head to toe and hides their faces.
The following weekly sample includes an important conference by international prosecutors in Rwanda, a decision in US federal courts about the assets of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and the reaction of a parliamentary commission in France on the spread of the total veil, the burqa.
Officials say it is difficult to know how many women wear burqas and niqabs in France, but estimate the number to be at least in the hundreds.
What we don't give them is Blind Date - not after years of burqas.
Now, as proof, I have a bill which shows that 10,000 burqas have been bought from Indore.
Now, as proof, I have with me a bill which shows that 10,000 burqas have been bought from Indore.
KABUL (PAN): The attackers, who targeted several government institutions and foreign embassies in Kabul, wore all-covering burqas to enter an under-construction building, eyewitnesses said on Monday.
He has already won concessions from the government on cutting immigration and introducing a ban on face veils and burqas.
Other European countries have also debated banning body covering clothing such as burqas or niqabs.
Asked by a journalist to comment on the ban of burqas or full veils in some
A regional language television channel reported that officials forced the students to remove burqas at the college entrance before entering the premises of Vijay Rural engineering college in Nizamabad to take the EAMCET (Engineering Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test).
When asked why they do not enforce the policy to include the many people that wear facecovering burqas, I was informed that this was due to 'religious reasons'.
While there are said to be only 2,000 women who wear burqas in all of France today, the entire Muslim population, estimated to be around five to six million, will take umbrage at another measure that singles out their community.
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' policy bans students from wearing clothing such as burqas and face veils, as well as ski masks and scarves.
Seven suicide bombers dressed in women's burqas and armed with rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47s carried out the attack on Saturday, the Afghan interior ministry said.