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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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Burka (19) cruised through the tape in 19:01 and said: "I felt confident before I started.
Covered from head to foot in a burka -- a traditional Muslim garment -- I crossed the border and stepped onto the road to the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
He said that currently none of the force's officers had made a request to wear a burka.
In 2008, Friends Jewellers was targeted by a gang of robbers, including one wearing a burka, who escaped with PS250,000 of gems.
PROBE Officers talk to suspect in burka as bag lies on ground
The bungling bad guys evoke more laughter than fear and are no match for the Burka Avenger, undoubtedly the first South Asian ninja who wields books and pens as weapons.
Our counting indicates that 71 people with majority of them women and children have lost their lives in the devastating earthquake that jolted Burka district on Monday," he told newsmen.
Bilal and Waqar Mahmood plotted to rob the store in Purlwell Lane, Batley, by using an accomplice dressed in a woman's burka.
At last Thursday's TribLive conversation, the authors of Texas Monthly's biennial Best and Worst Legislators story, senior executive editor Paul Burka and senior editor Nate Blakeslee, defended their 2011 picks.
THE French government are doing the right thing by banning the burka.
Taliban attacked Arbaki militia in Sera-i-Hazara area of Burka district of Baghlan province todays morning, killing their commander, Abdul Jabar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, told Afghan Islamic Press.
I HAVE never written a comment to a newspaper before but felt compelled to write once I had "looked into the eyes" of Peter Collins (albeit only a photograph) regarding his article concerning the wearing of the burka (South Wales Echo, August 7).
10) says banning the burka would be an infringement of religious rights, but the wearing of the veil is not mandatory in the Islamic faith.
I only raise the issue because Mrs Spelman has had the audacity to suggest that having the freedom to wear a burka is "empowering" for women.
France has already approved a burka ban and MPs in Spain and Belgium are considering one.