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


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The French parliament has adopted a formal motion declaring burkas and other forms of Islamic dress to be "an affront to the nation's values.
The Underworld: Evolution star reckons Hollywood's A-listers should indulge in a little burka chic.
Wearing a burka was like going round with a paper bag over your head," Hollobone had reportedly said on the floor of the house.
FACING UP TO FREEDOM: A young Afghan woman walks through Kabul yesterday without being covered up by a burka for the first time in six years Pictures: REUTERS; CLEANING UP: Free of their restrictive burkas, women wash clothes in Kabul's river; SMILES OF JOY: Two women are happy to be seen without having their faces covered; READY: Women in burkas and, right, Jamila
7 (ANI): Protesters have renewed calls for Britain to outlaw the burka after Italy became the latest European country to consider a ban.
Choudhary wants Britain to be brought under Sharia law, with women forced to wear burkas and put to death for adultery, The Sun reported.
If that happens with the burka ban, I will not shed a tear," she told the Volkskrant newspaper in an interview published today.
The pair pretended that they had a complaint to make when they initially entered the station before removing their burkas and launching an assault.
France has introduced a ban on both the burka and niqab, those face-obscuring garments worn by conservative Muslim women.
And French cops arrested 61 people, including 19 women in burkas, as illegal protests against the ban were staged in Paris at the weekend.
Mr Hollobone is trying to bring in a Private Member's Bill to ban women wearing Burkas or Niqabs in public, after the French introduced a similar rule.
MUSLIM women should be banned from wearing burkas in public - for the same reason as hoodies are banned from pubs and clubs.
BURKAS should be banned from British streets to prevent crime, according to a West Midlands MEP.
BANNING the wearing of burkas in public would be "rather un-British", the Immigration Minister said yesterday as he attacked a bid from within his party to make it illegal in this country.
Despite opposition from both the Social Democratic Party (SP) and the Green Party, most political parties were unanimous in the view that burkas, and other such veils, have no place in Swiss society.