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German Parliament backs partial burqa ban

German Parliament backs partial burqa ban

Members of Germany`s lower house of Parliament have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil or the burqa, the media reported on Friday.

UP polls: BJP writes to EC for deployment of lady police officials at booths to check voter ID of burqa-clad women

UP polls: BJP writes to EC for deployment of lady police officials at booths to check voter ID of burqa-clad women

In a major development, BJP has written to Election Commission of India to deploy lady police officials at booths in 6th and 7th phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to check voter ID of burqa-clad women.

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.