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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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Now, Sheikh and Latif want to highlight the problems faced by the women of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- both from behind their cameras and their burqas, which they say give them the "confidence and sense of ease" to take up a male-dominated profession in a very tough region.
These shuttlecock burqas saw no modification in design and follows the basic structure over the years but now a variety of colors and stuffs are available which was a rare phenomenon in recent past, said Shahid Arrain a shopkeeper in Mianwali city market.
The post Swiss canton becomes second to ban burqas in public appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said debate over burqas and crosses was "the same argument but in a different faith" and that the former foreign secretary's remarks were offensive.
"It is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes." This is how the right-wing former UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, expressed his opposition to wearing the Burqa - a face covering worn by some Muslim women in Public.
Existing legislation in the Netherlands already limits the wearing of burqas and other total face-coverings on public transport or in schools.
I can say they were men as they were tall, and one of them was wearing jeans under his burqa. While the police failed to notice these men, private guards were also absent.
Generally, dresses range from dhootis to turbans to burqas to westernConcisely we can say Lahore is a mini world profuse with gaudy people but the charm of true Lahori culture is seen in the lives of commons.
While speaking to media SSP Operations Sajjad Khan said, 'The attackers wearing suicide jackets under the burqas reached the compound in a rickshaw.
She also outlines plans to introduce policies that would allow for the internment of Muslims, the investigation of mosques, repealing the Human Rights Act and banning burqas.
In the mosque, burqas and niqabs are banned, women aren't required to wear a headscarf, members of the LGBT community are encouraged to attend, and both male and female imams lead Friday prayers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had expressed support in December for a ban on burqas "wherever legally possible." The law must now be approved by the upper house, the Bundesrat.
And in 2010, lawmakers passed a prohibition against women wearing burqas and niqabs in public, a vote that drew criticism from human rights and religious organizations.
Muslim religious leaders here said they are not objecting to the proposal that Muslim women be required to take off their burqas during inspection at mall entrances if only to establish their identities.
(TAP) - The Islamic State (IS) group reportedly has banned women in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul from wearing face-covering burqas.