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Delhi High Court dismisses PIL for ban on burqa, says it's not public interest matter

Delhi High Court dismisses PIL for ban on burqa, says it's not public interest matter

The Delhi High Court today refused to entertain a PIL seeking a ban on burqas and other face veils in public places due to security threat to the capital, saying it is not a public interest matter.

BIZARRE! Islamic State BANS women from wearing burqas in Iraq

BIZARRE! Islamic State BANS women from wearing burqas in Iraq

The ISIS has declared full-face veil as a security risk.

Overwhelming majority of Britons favour banning burqa: Poll

Overwhelming majority of Britons favour banning burqa: Poll

The poll by YouGov found that as many as 57 percent of Britons supported "a law that bans people from wearing the burqa in the UK".

German interior minister calls for partial burqa ban

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out Friday in favour of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration.

Switzerland enforces burqa ban

A ban on burqas has been enforced in Switzerland's Italian-speaking Ticino region with anyone wearing a full face veil being subjected to fines.

'Ban oral talaq, burqa': Sharia made by Allah, so can't be abolished - this is nonsense, says Markandey Katju

'Ban oral talaq, burqa': Sharia made by Allah, so can't be abolished - this is nonsense, says Markandey Katju

 Former Press Council of India Chairman and Supreme Court of India judge Markandey Katju sparked yet another controversy on Tuesday.

Seeing is believing! This is what happened to 4 non-Muslim women who wore hijab for a day

Seeing is believing! This is what happened to 4 non-Muslim women who wore hijab for a day

Are you judgmental about hijab and Muslim women? Check out this video.

Wear burqa in Switzerland and face a $9,835 fine

Wear burqa in Switzerland and face a $9,835 fine

The law also has a provision of about $9,835 fine if someone is found flouting it. The new rules also apply on the tourists visiting the region. 

Swiss region set to ban full-face veil

Switzerland's Italian-speaking region has moved a step closer to banning the full-face Muslim veil, after its Parliament gave the proposed law the thumbs-up this week.

Burqa-clad militants open fire in busy Kashmir market, 3 hurt

Some burqa-clad militants on Friday opened fire in a busy market in Pulwama, about 35 kms from here, when confronted by police, leaving three civilians, including two women injured, police said.

Court rejects ban on Muslim veil at Canadian citizenship ceremonies

An appeals court rejected the Canadian government`s ban on face coverings worn by some Muslims during citizenship ceremonies, the Canadian Press reported on Tuesday.

Chad arrests five and bans burqa after suicide bombings

Chad arrests five and bans burqa after suicide bombings

Chad said on Wednesday it had arrested at least five suspects and had banned religious burqas after suicide bombings blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram killed 34 people.

DNA: ISIS terrorists dress as women in attempt to flee battlefield‏

In the latest revelation by Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters are dressing as women in order to escape from the battlefield.

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Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights

A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women`s rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women.

Australian Parliament allows burqa wearers in glass enclosures

Australia's Parliament today announced new rules for visitors wearing the burqa who would now be seated in glass enclosures to view proceedings.

Australian PM Abbott not in favour of women wearing burqa in Parliament

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said that he wished the burqa "was not worn" in the country while indicating his view on backing a call for a ban on the Muslim veil for women inside parliament.

UK police hunting for terror suspect who escaped in burqa

A 27-year-old terror suspect, under surveillance of Scotland Yard, has escaped from a UK mosque wearing a burqa.

Muslim women in Australia to remove burqa for proving identity

Muslim women would now be asked to remove burqa or niqab to prove their identity to the police, according to a new law introduced in an Australian state.

I don`t cover my face, want to show my identity: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace prize nominee, Malala Yousafzai, on Tuesday reportedly said that women should not wear veil in court or in any other place where it is required to reveal her identity.

`Burqa` diktat by BJP for Narendra Modi rally raises eyebrows

Narendra Modi`s Jaipur rally on Tuesday saw controversy over a purported direction by BJP asking Muslims to come dressed in skull caps and burqas.