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Synonyms for burqa

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


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In this (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/05/denmark-has-got-wrong-yes-burka-oppressive-ridiculous-still/) opinion piece , Johnson wrote about Denmark's ban on Muslim women wearing the burqa in public.
In one exchange, Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi was applauded when he demanded that Mr Johnson apologise for his "derogatory" comments about the burqa which, the PM once controversially stated in his newspaper column, made Muslim women look like letterboxes and bank robbers.
Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of the settlement file in the northern West Bank, told WAFA settlers from 'Homesh', a settlement that was evicted in 2005 as part of the disengagement from Gaza, set fire to the eastern area of the village of Burqa.
Young Emirati women are reviving the tradition of wearing and designing a burqa by giving it a modern twist.
Offenders are now subject to a 150 euro ($166) fine.The Netherlands has a population of approximately 17 million, and it is estimated that somewhere between 100 and 400 people wear a niqab or burqa.
Between 100 and 400 women are estimated to wear a burqa or niqab in the European country of 17 million people.
Kumar claims that the locals and their family members constantly threaten him to leave Burqa village and he has also not received any legal help till now, hence he feels helpless.
'The suicide bomber, wearing a burqa, tried to barge into the imambargah and tried to detonate his explosives-laden jacket, but failed,' he said.
A burqa is a loose all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women when they go outside.
1 / 7 Sabeha Sheikh (left) and Sameera Latif, the pioneers of Burqa Journalist in Pakistan, attends a seminar in Dera Ismail Khan, a town in northwestern part of the country.
Saudi authorities arrested him in Riyadh when he was driving a car in burqa.
The French legislation, mimicked by some five other nations, is nothing but an attempt to force women out of burqa rather than creating an environment in which a woman can choose what she wishes to do.
First Image: A woman in burqa, a convert to Islam, the Women's Representative of Islamic Central Council, stands in a podium discussion on a Swiss political talk show, Arena, and argues that her burqa is an expression of "free choice." She says that unlike the face of a man, the face of a woman is a source of temptation, and that she has chosen to follow the will of God.
At the time, French President Nicolas Sarkozy argued during a state-of-the-nation address that the burqa -- a head-to-toe covering with mesh screening the eyes, mainly worn in Afghanistan -- was a "sign of subservience and debasement."